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Belief: God made world, runs it. Remember that we don’t always see big picture. (14 words, 80 characters) link to similar

Kashrut is: following Torah laws for eating. Turns eating from physical to spiritual. Is not: for health reasons, or food blessed by rabbi. (23 words, 140 characters) link to similar

Shabbat: God rested, so do we. (6 words, 30 characters) link to similar

Tzniut: More than clothes, it’s how we present ourselves to world. Modesty both in dress and in actions. (18 words, 104 characters) link to similar

Stem Cell Research?

Is God a He? What gender do we use to reference God?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Teaching children self esteem.

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Mean to a sibling? How do I know when I am?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

For inclusion purposes & Israeli citizenship, who is a Jew?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Baby Naming

How do I measure whether I'm living up to what God expects?

Obsessed with Money?

Kosher options on the road?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Is the State of Israel a central focus of the Judaism?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Gun Control?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Internet Infidelity?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Is one obliged to inform a seller of the value of an item?

How long one should date before getting married?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Obligation to Exercise?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Are we judged by G-d for our thoughts and fantasies?

What is the position on "embryo reduction"?

Jewish stance on mourning an abusive parent?

Why does G-d let suffering repeat?

Marital obligation to my spouse diagnosed dementia?

What the #?%*! Boycott Israel?

What is the Torah view on recycling?

Dirty Donation?

How important is it to be buried in a Jewish cemetery?

Watching porn? Judging others? What is worse?

Can art be seperated from vile views of the artist?

Should Jewish leaders criticize Israel's policies in public?

Is there universal acceptance of any process of conversion?

Can a non-practicing mom raise a Jewish child? Should she?

Is there an obligation to vote pro-Israel?

Tree & Santa in Shul at Christmas for Homeless guests?

Should I write about Jewish law on a sex worker's blog?

Breaking the news that I'm now a Jew!

Does family Jewish heritage long ago make me a Jew?

Can a Jew enter a Church?

Asking for Forgiveness?

What to do about restricting Jewish religious expression?

Pressure to marry 'Jewish' racism & cause for anti-Semitism?

Using a false identity to post things online?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

If my friend is cheating on her spouse, what should I do?

Jewish values on breeding dogs as a business?

Why don't some Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Yom Haatzmaut?

Jewish stand on women praying wearing Tefillin and a Tallit.

Is the religious divide to great to respect each other?

Modesty and appearance for unmarried young adults?

How far should I push with learning Torah?

All sinners, all the time? Are we failures in religion?

Can Jews be cremated?

Is the timing of an unveiling set by Jewish law?

Obligation to Last Wishes?

Tatoos and Judaism?

I discovered Jewish heritage in my family - now what?

What is a woman to do if her husband just won't work?

Is there an obligation for every Jew to visit Israel?

Family diversity: Observant VS Not Observant?

Jewish values about being a sperm donor to a couple?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

What are the basic requirements to convert to Judaism?

Asking for Forgiveness - What is removed?

What is the view on illegal immigration in Israel?

What makes a Jews' compliance to ethics uniquely Jewish?

How much food on Shabbat is too much?

Are there rules for placing a Ner Tamid?

What is the meaning of 'my prayers are with you' in Judaism?

How does the concept of “tzedakah” apply to government?

Must I fix my relationship with my son?

Jewish faith's belief about afterlife or eternity.

Required to Perform on Shabbat - What now?

Explain how God is the Supreme Being.

Jewish woman wearing short shorts or bikinis?

Mourning for an abusing living person to bring healing?

Jewish ethical obligation to tell co-worker to fly right?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

Kashrut that incorporates standards of humane slaughter?

Dressing Modestly

Jewish perspective on how to debate political matters?

Why do women cover their eyes when lighting Shabbat candles?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Who can serve as a Jewish witness at a wedding?

Must we mourn the temple's destruction?

How should employers treat employees?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Jewish view on abortion?

Can you lie to your boss to get another job?

Dressing Tznius (modesty).

Can just part of a family convert to Judaism?

Can a single women use IVF?


Marriage to fulfill a mitzvah more important than for love?

Is leaving information out considered lying?

Jewish mourning for non-Jewish parents?

Jew by Choice

Making amends to a wronged person that didn't know?

What about TV? Should we refrain?

Photos on Headstones?

Grieving Mom

Discussing political issues in religious terms.

What does Yom Haatzmaut mean to American Jews?

Is “Freedom of Speech” a Torah/Jewish value?

What can and can't I do regarding Shabbat in the U.S. Army?

Is it appropriate to drape a casket with a flag for vet?

When must one reveal that they are a convert?

Should kashrut be connected to ethical treatment of workers?

Obligation to children in will?

Addiction to cybersex?

Jewish responses to lust & masturbation?

Are Body Farms Permissable?

Can a Jew be buried with a tattoo?

Are African American converts accepted within Judaism?

Veteran's Day is an opportunity to honor our veterans?

What does Judaism tell me about sexual urges?

What is the essence of "a good life" ?

Can Jews of one ethnicity adopt customs of another?

Better to convert or to marry and have children first?

Carrying our wishes of the deceased in Judaism

Do woman have the same obligations as men in prayer?

What is the ideal way to give tzedakah, charity?

Is there a specific obligation to vote?

When to light Shabbat candles?

Surrogate Mother?

Changing my Hebrew name - disrespectful?

The Kotel: how far is too far? Who gets to say?

What is my Jewish name?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Is a medical test that mixes human and animal cells okay?

Holding on too long to hopes & dreams for an adult child?

Bad situation vs a good situation?

Are criminals worthy of our forgiveness?

Are we obligated to give to the homeless?

How honest must I be in a recommendation?

Ritual status of person whose job is to deal with the dead?

Am I a Jew?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Why on Sukkot do we focus on huts?

Can a Jew and non Jew be married synagogue?

How come dairy (taken from animals) can't touch meats?

Why are Ashkenazic Jews be named after a deceased person?

How does one deal with forgiveness of themself?

How can Jewish values help us repent for our sins?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

Whose conversions are accepted in Israel?

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?

Must I attend High Holiday services?

Stand up for Israel

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

“what’s in it for me” Torah observance?

Is it Okay to sell an unkosher Torah?

What is the Jewish view regarding abortion?

Holding an unveiling service on a holiday!

How has the Shoah (Holocaust) affected rabbinic Judaism?

Is it cheating to take too long of a lunch break?

Invitation to an Unveiling?

Is recycling and saving the planet a mitzvah?

Are combat sports like boxing okay?

When can you postpose a brit milah?

Nudity within a Marriage - Jewish views?

What constitutes adultery?

Must we attend Kol Nidre?

Commemorating Jewish Days of Tragedy.

V’ahavta l’Reacha Kamocha

In a pinch, ok to use a phone app for praying on Shabbat?

Can Masorti converts wed in an Orthodox shul?

Where does Kol Nidre service fit into Yom Kippur?

Jewish view on resurrection of the dead - physical status?

Sex in public?

May a Gentile attend Jewish services?

Is there an obligation to leave a country dangerous to Jews?

Repetition of the same sin - can it be for the good?

Was Moses a Bad Father and/or Spouse?

What if it looks non-kosher?

In Jewish view, must a captain go down with his ship?

The process of teshuvah in Judaism.

Electric Shabbat and Havdalah Candles?

Rules of Kashrut do not allow one to mix milk and meat?

Are we required to move to Israel?

Why is there a tradition to say chapters of Tehillim?

My mother is not Jewish - my father is Jewish.

Leap Year AGAIN?

Shaving with a razor instead of an electric shaver?

Judaism - Who is the mother?

Must we honor an abusive parent?

Are there any parts of a kosher bird that are not kosher?

Balancing Mitzvot

Can a single mother with a child be accepted as a spouse?

Supporting public schools, beyond my tax dollars?

Assisted living dining together

Why are closed adoptions discouraged?

Is aguna a non-orthodox concern?

Jewish wedding, unkosher food??

Intermarriage Problem?

Dangerous Facebook post by teen.

Jewish views on mixed-breed animals?

No relations - Divorce?

Why not cremation?

What is the significance Tu B'Av?

What does Judaism say about naming a child?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

When donate clothes of the deceased?

Should a minority impose their wishes on the majority?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Is it Kosher to mix vegan 'cheese' and meat?

Strange Customs?

In Judaism, OK to lie to court to prevent death penalty?

Share scientific truths about global warming?

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