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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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Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

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

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

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Government limits?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

Jewish responses to lust?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

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

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

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

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

Obligation to Exercise?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Stem Cell Research?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Kosher options on the road?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Obsessed with Money?

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

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?
 
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