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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 ״רפאני ה׳ וארפא, הושיעני ואושעה, כי תהלתי אתה״ – ירמיהו יז:יד...
 
 
 
 
 

“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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Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Government limits?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

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

Gun Control?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

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

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

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

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

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

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Obligation to Exercise?

Kosher options on the road?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

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

Judaism & the Environment?

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

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?
 
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Red Lights & Judaism

Posted on 10/13/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Sometimes I like to stop at red lights. That might seem weird, but think about it for a minute. Sometimes you want to pick...

Like Water For Torah

Posted on 10/07/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This past Shabbat afternoon, while I was taking my customary Shabbat afternoon nap, I was awakened by the rolling sound of...

Justin Trudeau did T'Shuvah

Posted on 10/06/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
In a few day’s time millions of Jews will gather in synagogues across the globe praying for forgiveness. We have...

Jewish Training Wheels

Posted on 10/06/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
On Rosh Hashana, at one of our meals, an interesting question was posed. Why do we have so many holidays bunched together:...

An Introduction to the Talmud - Part 2 - What Is In the Talmud?

Posted on 10/02/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is part two in a series: An Introduction to the Talmud. For part 1 click here What is the earliest time in the evening...

The Score Board of Life

Posted on 10/02/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I was sitting in a gymnasium and saw the score board. It hit me that I don’t know if I’m the home team or the...
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