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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 , , – :...
 
 
 
 
 

“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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Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Baby Naming

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

How long one should date before getting married?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Gun Control?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Kosher options on the road?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Jewish responses to lust?

Are there any parts of a kosher bird that are not kosher?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel
 
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To Preserve, Perform and Fulfill Writing Your Living Torah

Posted on 08/18/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
BS”D “To Preserve, Perform and Fulfill” – Writing Your Living Torah Not all of us consider...

A Somber Re-Watching of Don't Mess with the Zohan - and Why Israel Advocacy is Failing

Posted on 08/18/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
There is a long list of reasons as to why Don't Mess With The Zohan probably wouldn’t have been made in 2019. The...

Dancing in a Circle

Posted on 08/18/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
In the summer there tends to be a lot of weddings. And at Jewish weddings there is often at least one traditional hora or...

Learning About Judaism From Non-Jews

Posted on 08/13/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
My husband tells the story about how, some years ago, immediately following the High Holidays, a Jewish woman made an...

The Ancient Jewish Debate About the Nature of Jewishness

Posted on 08/12/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Jewish identity is confusing. Are we a religion, nationality, race, ethnicity or some mixture of all the above? This...

Righting an Injustice

Posted on 08/12/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I love when things happen that mimic something in the Bible. It makes the story come alive and show its relevance. Here is a...
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