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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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What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

MUST a Jew have children?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Safe Treatment of Animals

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

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

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

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

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

Mean to a sibling? How do I know when I am?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

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

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Obligation to Exercise?

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

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.
 
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Prayer as a Form of Wishes

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A Biblical Commentary for Rationalists

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