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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - First 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 first quarter of 5779.
 

Feeling Deep Compassion for the Oppressed

Posted on 12/02/2018 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
A particularly moving paragraph that is recited by the entire congregation of pray-ers as part of the Shacharit (morning) services on Mondays and Thursdays, before the Tora is returned to the Ark, describes... 
 
 

Why Be Jewish?

Posted on 11/29/2018 by Rabbi Ben Hecht
Defining the Question Why be Jewish? It seems to be a simple, straightforward question, often employed to begin a presentation on the accolades and benefits in choosing to be a Jew.
 
 
 

What I Did When Someone Wounded Me

Posted on 09/13/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
Recently, someone took a pretty enormous swipe at me online, accusing me of a serious breach of trust and of causing irreparable harm. The facts cited and the accusations posited are entirely false. The things... 
 
 
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What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Internet Infidelity?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

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

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

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Safe Treatment of Animals

How long one should date before getting married?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

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

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

Stem Cell Research?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

What roles can a non-Jew play in the Jewish community?
 
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On Books, Money and Jewish Women

Posted on 02/11/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
This is a true story about an honest Jewish teenager. And about how Torah guidelines contribute to a more civilized society....

No, Zionism has Nothing to do with Religion

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
If you were to step back in time into early-nineteenth century European Jewry and told people that in about a century their...

A Jew at the Rave?

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD It’s a dark and stormy night. I get out of a car somewhere off a highway exit at the mouth of a national...

Drinking from the Dead Sea & Israeli-Palestinan Peace

Posted on 02/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in News & Updates
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