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Short Thoughts
Belief: God made world, runs it. Remember that we don’t always see big picture. (14 words, 80 characters) link to similar

Kashrut is: following Torah laws for eating. Turns eating from physical to spiritual. Is not: for health reasons, or food blessed by rabbi. (23 words, 140 characters) link to similar

Shabbat: God rested, so do we. (6 words, 30 characters) link to similar

Tzniut: More than clothes, it’s how we present ourselves to world. Modesty both in dress and in actions. (18 words, 104 characters) link to similar
 
 
 

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Baby Naming

Obsessed with Money?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

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

Obligation to Exercise?

Kosher options on the road?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

How long one should date before getting married?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Is God a He? What gender do we use to reference God?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

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

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

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

Internet Infidelity?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Gun Control?

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

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Stem Cell Research?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

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

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Teaching children self esteem.

Why don't some Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Yom Haatzmaut?

Asking for Forgiveness - What is removed?

Using a false identity to post things online?

Can Jews be cremated?

All sinners, all the time? Are we failures in religion?

I discovered Jewish heritage in my family - now what?

Is there an obligation to vote pro-Israel?

Marital obligation to my spouse diagnosed dementia?

If my friend is cheating on her spouse, what should I do?

Why does G-d let suffering repeat?

Tatoos and Judaism?

What is the position on "embryo reduction"?

Asking for Forgiveness?

Jewish stand on women praying wearing Tefillin and a Tallit.

Jewish values about being a sperm donor to a couple?

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

Should Jewish leaders criticize Israel's policies in public?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Is there an obligation for every Jew to visit Israel?

Does family Jewish heritage long ago make me a Jew?

Is the religious divide to great to respect each other?

Tree & Santa in Shul at Christmas for Homeless guests?

Watching porn? Judging others? What is worse?

What the #?%*! Boycott Israel?

Can art be seperated from vile views of the artist?

Jewish values on breeding dogs as a business?

Can a non-practicing mom raise a Jewish child? Should she?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

What is a woman to do if her husband just won't work?

Is there universal acceptance of any process of conversion?

Family diversity: Observant VS Not Observant?

What to do about restricting Jewish religious expression?

Is the timing of an unveiling set by Jewish law?

Breaking the news that I'm now a Jew!

What are the basic requirements to convert to Judaism?

What is the Torah view on recycling?

Modesty and appearance for unmarried young adults?

How important is it to be buried in a Jewish cemetery?

Jewish stance on mourning an abusive parent?

Dirty Donation?

Can a Jew enter a Church?

Obligation to Last Wishes?

How far should I push with learning Torah?

Pressure to marry 'Jewish' racism & cause for anti-Semitism?

Gossip???

Dressing Tznius (modesty).

Photos on Headstones?

Required to Perform on Shabbat - What now?

Jewish perspective on how to debate political matters?

Jewish woman wearing short shorts or bikinis?

Kashrut that incorporates standards of humane slaughter?

What does Yom Haatzmaut mean to American Jews?

Explain how God is the Supreme Being.

Must I fix my relationship with my son?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Who can serve as a Jewish witness at a wedding?

Jewish view on abortion?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

Is “Freedom of Speech” a Torah/Jewish value?

Are there rules for placing a Ner Tamid?

Must we mourn the temple's destruction?

Grieving Mom

How should employers treat employees?

How does the concept of “tzedakah” apply to government?

Dressing Modestly

Jewish faith's belief about afterlife or eternity.

Can just part of a family convert to Judaism?

Why do women cover their eyes when lighting Shabbat candles?

What is the view on illegal immigration in Israel?

Jewish ethical obligation to tell co-worker to fly right?

Can a single women use IVF?

Making amends to a wronged person that didn't know?

How much food on Shabbat is too much?

What is the meaning of 'my prayers are with you' in Judaism?

What about TV? Should we refrain?

What makes a Jews' compliance to ethics uniquely Jewish?

Can you lie to your boss to get another job?

Discussing political issues in religious terms.

Jew by Choice

Marriage to fulfill a mitzvah more important than for love?

Are criminals worthy of our forgiveness?

Is there a specific obligation to vote?

Do woman have the same obligations as men in prayer?

Is it appropriate to drape a casket with a flag for vet?

What is the ideal way to give tzedakah, charity?

How does one deal with forgiveness of themself?

How can Jewish values help us repent for our sins?

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

Can a Jew be buried with a tattoo?

Ritual status of person whose job is to deal with the dead?

Can Jews of one ethnicity adopt customs of another?

What does Judaism tell me about sexual urges?

What is my Jewish name?

Veteran's Day is an opportunity to honor our veterans?

Am I a Jew?

Are African American converts accepted within Judaism?

Can a Jew and non Jew be married synagogue?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Holding on too long to hopes & dreams for an adult child?

Are we obligated to give to the homeless?

When to light Shabbat candles?

When must one reveal that they are a convert?

Why on Sukkot do we focus on huts?

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?

The Kotel: how far is too far? Who gets to say?

Obligation to children in will?

Bad situation vs a good situation?

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

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Addiction to cybersex?

Should kashrut be connected to ethical treatment of workers?

Surrogate Mother?

Are Body Farms Permissable?

How honest must I be in a recommendation?

What is the essence of "a good life" ?

What can and can't I do regarding Shabbat in the U.S. Army?

Better to convert or to marry and have children first?

Whose conversions are accepted in Israel?

“what’s in it for me” Torah observance?

Are combat sports like boxing okay?

Why is there a tradition to say chapters of Tehillim?

What if it looks non-kosher?

My mother is not Jewish - my father is Jewish.

Where does Kol Nidre service fit into Yom Kippur?

Is it cheating to take too long of a lunch break?

What constitutes adultery?

How has the Shoah (Holocaust) affected rabbinic Judaism?

Is recycling and saving the planet a mitzvah?

Invitation to an Unveiling?

Rules of Kashrut do not allow one to mix milk and meat?

The process of teshuvah in Judaism.

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Repetition of the same sin - can it be for the good?

Electric Shabbat and Havdalah Candles?

Must we attend Kol Nidre?

In Jewish view, must a captain go down with his ship?

Must I attend High Holiday services?

Sex in public?

Shaving with a razor instead of an electric shaver?

Are we required to move to Israel?

Judaism - Who is the mother?

Is it Okay to sell an unkosher Torah?

Must we honor an abusive parent?

Was Moses a Bad Father and/or Spouse?

When can you postpose a brit milah?

V’ahavta l’Reacha Kamocha

What is the Jewish view regarding abortion?

Is there an obligation to leave a country dangerous to Jews?

Stand up for Israel

Leap Year AGAIN?

In a pinch, ok to use a phone app for praying on Shabbat?

Can Masorti converts wed in an Orthodox shul?

May a Gentile attend Jewish services?

Jewish view on resurrection of the dead - physical status?

Holding an unveiling service on a holiday!

Commemorating Jewish Days of Tragedy.

Can a single mother with a child be accepted as a spouse?

Why not cremation?

What does Judaism say about naming a child?

What is the significance Tu B'Av?

Intermarriage Problem?

Dangerous Facebook post by teen.

No relations - Divorce?

Balancing Mitzvot

Supporting public schools, beyond my tax dollars?

Why are closed adoptions discouraged?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Is aguna a non-orthodox concern?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Should a minority impose their wishes on the majority?

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

Assisted living dining together

Jewish wedding, unkosher food??

When donate clothes of the deceased?

Jewish views on mixed-breed animals?

Share scientific truths about global warming?

Is it Kosher to mix vegan 'cheese' and meat?

In Judaism, OK to lie to court to prevent death penalty?

Who decides who is Jewish?

Strange Customs?
   
 
 
 
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