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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Third 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 third quarter of 5779.
 

So You Have a Jewish Father: A Guide to When Dad is Jewish but Mom is not

Posted on 04/05/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine
So you have a Jewish father. You may identify as Jewish. And you may not. You might say that you are half Jewish, or you could just be confused. Any of these answers are completely understandable. You may have...
 
 
 

Kvetching for a Cause: The Art of Selfishly Praying for Others

Posted on 05/27/2019 by Jacob Schwartz
B”SD “Heal me Hashem, and I will he healed; save me Hashem, and I will be saved, for You are my prayer.” - Jeremiah 17:14 , , – :...
 
 
 
 
 

“Reverse Anthropomorphism”

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
A Talmudic passage describing God in a dialectical manner. At the end of each Shabbat, a lengthy prayer, beginning with the words, “VaYetein LeCha…” (“And may He Give you…) is...
 
 
 
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Mean to a sibling? How do I know when I am?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

What if it looks non-kosher?

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

Internet Infidelity?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

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

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

Gun Control?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

What roles can a non-Jew play in the Jewish community?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Obligation to Exercise?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

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

Teaching children self esteem.

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Kosher options on the road?

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

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

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

Is the State of Israel a central focus of the Judaism?
 
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The Ancient Jewish Debate About the Nature of Jewishness

Posted on 08/12/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
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Righting an Injustice

Posted on 08/12/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I love when things happen that mimic something in the Bible. It makes the story come alive and show its relevance. Here is a...

The Essential Call is to Look Forward, Not Back

Posted on 08/07/2019 by Rabbi Ben Hecht in Holidays
In a previous blog presentation of mine, Torah Advice on Responding to Negative Emotions -- also written to mark the...

The First and Only Hasidic Female Rabbi

Posted on 08/05/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Imagine a woman standing in front of a congregation, tefillin and tallit adorn, expounding on the weekly Torah portion. Now...

The Values of Pleasantness and Peacefulness

Posted on 08/05/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
Derachecha Darchei Noam On days when the Torah is publicly read, i.e., Shabbat morning and afternoon, Yamim Tovim (holidays)...
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