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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

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

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

God He? What language do we use, & what does it mean?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

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

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

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

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

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

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Internet Infidelity?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Baby Naming

Stem Cell Research?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Teaching children self esteem.

Kosher options on the road?

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

Obligation to Exercise?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Obsessed with Money?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

Gun Control?

How long one should date before getting married?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Modesty and appearance for unmarried young adults?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

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

Asking for Forgiveness?

Jewish values about being a sperm donor to a couple?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

I discovered Jewish heritage in my family - now what?

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

How far should I push with learning Torah?

Can art be seperated from vile views of the artist?

Should Jewish leaders criticize Israel's policies in public?

Tree & Santa in Shul at Christmas for Homeless guests?

Asking for Forgiveness?

Is the religious divide to great to respect each other?

Jewish values on breeding dogs as a business?

What is the position on "embryo reduction"?

Breaking the news that I'm now a Jew!

What to do about restricting Jewish religious expression?

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

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

Does family Jewish heritage long ago make me a Jew?

Jewish stance on mourning an abusive parent?

Family diversity: Observant VS Not Observant?

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

Obligation to Last Wishes?

Dirty Donation?

What the #?%*! Boycott Israel?

Why does G-d let suffering repeat?

Marital obligation to my spouse diagnosed dementia?

Watching porn? Judging others? What is worse?

What is the Torah view on recycling?

Is there an obligation for every Jew to visit Israel?

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

Using a false identity to post things online?

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

Is there an obligation to vote pro-Israel?


Is the timing of an unveiling set by Jewish law?

Is there universal acceptance of any process of conversion?

Can a Jew enter a Church?

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

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

What does Yom Haatzmaut mean to American Jews?

Can you lie to your boss to get another job?

Discussing political issues in religious terms.

What about TV? Should we refrain?

Jewish woman wearing short shorts or bikinis?

Are there rules for placing a Ner Tamid?

Required to Perform on Shabbat - What now?

Can a single women use IVF?

Jew by Choice

Why do women cover their eyes when lighting Shabbat candles?

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

Can just part of a family convert to Judaism?

Marriage to fulfill a mitzvah more important than for love?

How should employers treat employees?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Grieving Mom

Photos on Headstones?

Who can serve as a Jewish witness at a wedding?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

What is the view on illegal immigration in Israel?

Jewish perspective on how to debate political matters?

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

What makes a Jews' compliance to ethics uniquely Jewish?

What obligation to care for aging parents?

Must I fix my relationship with my son?

Dressing Tznius (modesty).

Must we mourn the temple's destruction?

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


How much food on Shabbat is too much?

Dressing Modestly

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

Why on Sukkot do we focus on huts?

Surrogate Mother?

Am I a Jew?

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

Better to convert or to marry and have children first?

Whose conversions are accepted in Israel?

Are African American converts accepted within Judaism?

When must one reveal that they are a convert?

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

Bad situation vs a good situation?

Is there a specific obligation to vote?

Are we obligated to give to the homeless?

Do woman have the same obligations as men in prayer?

What is my Jewish name?

What is the ideal way to give tzedakah, charity?

Obligation to children in will?

How honest must I be in a recommendation?

What does Judaism tell me about sexual urges?

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

Can a Jew and non Jew be married synagogue?

When to light Shabbat candles?

Addiction to cybersex?

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

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?

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

Are Body Farms Permissable?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

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

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

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Can Jews of one ethnicity adopt customs of another?

Can a Jew be buried with a tattoo?

Judaism - Who is the mother?

Why is there a tradition to say chapters of Tehillim?

Stand up for Israel

Is it Okay to sell an unkosher Torah?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Shaving with a razor instead of an electric shaver?

Jewish view on resurrection of the dead - physical status?

What constitutes adultery?

Was Moses a Bad Father and/or Spouse?

Must we honor an abusive parent?

When can you postpose a brit milah?

What is the Jewish view regarding abortion?

Commemorating Jewish Days of Tragedy.

My Boss insists only 1 hour for lunch break.

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Is recycling and saving the planet a mitzvah?

Sex in public?

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

My mother is not Jewish - my father is Jewish.

V’ahavta l’Reacha Kamocha

Are combat sports like boxing okay?

Leap Year AGAIN?

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

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

Can Masorti converts wed in an Orthodox shul?

Holding an unveiling service on a holiday!

May a Gentile attend Jewish services?

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

Electric Shabbat and Havdalah Candles?

Invitation to an Unveiling?

Are we required to move to Israel?

Assisted living dining together

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Supporting public schools, beyond my tax dollars?

Is aguna a non-orthodox concern?

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

Jewish views on mixed-breed animals?

Dangerous Facebook post by teen.

Balancing Mitzvot

Why not cremation?

Why are closed adoptions discouraged?

Intermarriage Problem?

When donate clothes of the deceased?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

No relations - Divorce?

Jewish wedding, unkosher food??

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

Should a minority impose their wishes on the majority?

What is the significance Tu B'Av?

What does Judaism say about naming a child?

Share scientific truths about global warming?

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

Strange Customs?

Must I attend High Holiday services?

Who decides who is Jewish?

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