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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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Kosher options on the road?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

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

Stem Cell Research?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Judaism & the Environment?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

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

Teaching children self esteem.

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Baby Naming

Jewish responses to lust?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Government limits?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

MUST a Jew have children?

Safe Treatment of Animals

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Gun Control?

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

Pursuing Communal Needs “Be’Emunah”

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
In the third paragraph of a prayer that is recited on Shabbat immediately after the Haftorah is completed, but before the...

Cookie Day

Posted on 12/03/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I kid you not, December 4th is National Cookie Day. (I’m not sure if Cookie Day is celebrated in countries other than...
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