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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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Do we celebrate a conversion?

Obsessed with Money?

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

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Gun Control?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Internet Infidelity?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

MUST a Jew have children?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Safe Treatment of Animals

Jewish responses to lust?

Teaching children self esteem.

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

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

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?
 
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