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What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

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

MUST a Jew have children?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

What if it looks non-kosher?

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

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Stem Cell Research?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Obsessed with Money?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

For inclusion purposes & Israeli citizenship, who is a Jew?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

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

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Judaism & the Environment?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Kosher options on the road?
 
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