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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Fourth Quarter 5779
 
Jewish Values Online, the leading site providing a mix of voices and viewpoints for
multi-denominational Jewish perspectives on moral and ethical questions is delighted to announce the selection of the best blog entries posted for the fourth quarter of 5779.
 

THE ORTHODOX JUDAISM OF SH’LOMO AVINER_3

Posted on 07/15/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter
Rabbi Sh’lomo Aviner is a well-known, Religious Zionist thinker whose public statements and popular teachings reflect and embody a controversial version of Israeli Orthodoxy.At...
 
 
 
 

Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the Torah is an important and difficult one, as we need not look far to witness the immense...
 
 

Learning About Judaism From Non-Jews

08/13/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
My husband tells the story about how, some years ago, immediately following the High Holidays, a Jewish woman made an appointment to meet with him in his synagogue office. She introduced herself and explained...
 
 
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Teaching children self esteem.

Gun Control?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Obsessed with Money?

How long one should date before getting married?

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

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Jewish responses to lust?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

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

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Judaism & the Environment?

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

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Government limits?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Kosher options on the road?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Obligation to Exercise?

Safe Treatment of Animals

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

Internet Infidelity?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Stem Cell Research?
 
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Tiffany Haddish Learns Hebrew or How To Get More Hebrew Into Your Life

Posted on 12/04/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Turns out, comedian, actress and writer Tiffany Haddish has a Jewish father. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Fallon show,...

The U.N.'s Erasure of Jewish History and Why it Matters for Israeli Leftists

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
For roughly 1,000 years a temple stood on top of the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. This temple was the center of...

Pursuing Communal Needs “Be’Emunah”

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
In the third paragraph of a prayer that is recited on Shabbat immediately after the Haftorah is completed, but before the...

Cookie Day

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I kid you not, December 4th is National Cookie Day. (I’m not sure if Cookie Day is celebrated in countries other than...

Not Your Grandmother’s Judaism

Posted on 11/28/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Many years ago, I attended a memorable talk, delivered by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman. Schiffman is a professor at New York...

The Answer to the Growing Israel-Diaspora Rift = Torah

Posted on 11/26/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Everyone understands the awkward potential of a large family gathering. Maybe you bump into an aunt or uncle you haven't...
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