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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 ״רפאני ה׳ וארפא, הושיעני ואושעה, כי תהלתי אתה״ – ירמיהו יז:יד...
 
 
 
 
 

“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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Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

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

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

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

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

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Safe Treatment of Animals

Government limits?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Teaching children self esteem.

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

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

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Stem Cell Research?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?
 
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Posted on 10/18/2019 by Guest Blogger in Holidays
Last Sukkot—which fell at the end of September, by the Gregorian calendar—I went home, to my childhood house, in...

History, Memory, and Sukkot

Posted on 10/17/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
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Posted on 10/16/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
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Red Lights & Judaism

Posted on 10/13/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Sometimes I like to stop at red lights. That might seem weird, but think about it for a minute. Sometimes you want to pick...

Like Water For Torah

Posted on 10/07/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
This past Shabbat afternoon, while I was taking my customary Shabbat afternoon nap, I was awakened by the rolling sound of...

Justin Trudeau did T'Shuvah

Posted on 10/06/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
In a few day’s time millions of Jews will gather in synagogues across the globe praying for forgiveness. We have...
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