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Jewish responses to lust?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

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

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

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Obligation to Exercise?

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Teaching children self esteem.

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

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Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Gun Control?

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Baby Naming

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

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

How long is too long to date before engagement?
 
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