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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Fourth 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 fourth quarter of 5779.
 

THE ORTHODOX JUDAISM OF SH’LOMO AVINER_3

Posted on 07/15/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter
Rabbi Sh’lomo Aviner is a well-known, Religious Zionist thinker whose public statements and popular teachings reflect and embody a controversial version of Israeli Orthodoxy.At...
 
 
 
 

Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the Torah is an important and difficult one, as we need not look far to witness the immense...
 
 

Learning About Judaism From Non-Jews

08/13/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
My husband tells the story about how, some years ago, immediately following the High Holidays, a Jewish woman made an appointment to meet with him in his synagogue office. She introduced herself and explained...
 
 
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What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

MUST a Jew have children?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Government limits?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

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

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

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

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

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

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

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

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

Obsessed with Money?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

What if it looks non-kosher?
 
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When Anti-Semitism Is Inconvenient

Posted on 12/15/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
So it turns out that non-white supremacist anti-Semitism could be deadly in America. Who would have thought? It...

Wright Brothers Day

Posted on 12/15/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
You may wonder what you can do in just twelve seconds. Could you make history? Could you even make dinner in that amount of...

Oh NO, Not Another Hanukkah Article!

Posted on 12/08/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
About a month ago I was ordering a latte at a local coffee shop. The barista, a 40ish year-old man, asked if I minded a...

Waiting (Wasting) Time

Posted on 12/08/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
We all spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting for a light to change, waiting for a bus or ride to come, waiting for a class to...

Tiffany Haddish Learns Hebrew or How To Get More Hebrew Into Your Life

Posted on 12/04/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Turns out, comedian, actress and writer Tiffany Haddish has a Jewish father. In a recent interview on the Jimmy Fallon show,...

The U.N.'s Erasure of Jewish History and Why it Matters for Israeli Leftists

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
For roughly 1,000 years a temple stood on top of the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. This temple was the center of...
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