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

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

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

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

Safe Treatment of Animals

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Kosher options on the road?

Internet Infidelity?

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

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.
 
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