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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

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

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

Respecting the Law of the Land?

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

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Obsessed with Money?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Internet Infidelity?

Gun Control?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

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

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Teaching children self esteem.

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

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Obligation to Exercise?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

How long one should date before getting married?

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

Baby Naming

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

Stem Cell Research?

Kosher options on the road?

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

Marital obligation to my spouse diagnosed dementia?

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

How far should I push with learning Torah?

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

Can Jews be cremated?

Why does G-d let suffering repeat?

Obligation to Last Wishes?

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

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

What is the position on "embryo reduction"?

Can art be seperated from vile views of the artist?

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

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

Asking for Forgiveness - What is removed?

What to do about restricting Jewish religious expression?

What the #?%*! Boycott Israel?

Jewish values on breeding dogs as a business?

Dirty Donation?

Jewish stance on mourning an abusive parent?

What is the Torah view on recycling?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Jewish stand on women praying wearing Tefillin and a Tallit.

I discovered Jewish heritage in my family - now what?

Family diversity: Observant VS Not Observant?

Is there an obligation for every Jew to visit Israel?

Tree & Santa in Shul at Christmas for Homeless guests?

Can a Jew enter a Church?

Is there universal acceptance of any process of conversion?

Is there an obligation to vote pro-Israel?

Tatoos and Judaism?

Modesty and appearance for unmarried young adults?

Watching porn? Judging others? What is worse?

What are the basic requirements to convert to Judaism?

Breaking the news that I'm now a Jew!

Is the timing of an unveiling set by Jewish law?

Asking for Forgiveness?

Is the religious divide to great to respect each other?

Should Jewish leaders criticize Israel's policies in public?

Using a false identity to post things online?

Does family Jewish heritage long ago make me a Jew?

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

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

Jewish values about being a sperm donor to a couple?

Dressing Modestly

Are there rules for placing a Ner Tamid?

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

Can a single women use IVF?

What about TV? Should we refrain?

What makes a Jews' compliance to ethics uniquely Jewish?

Jewish perspective on how to debate political matters?

Required to Perform on Shabbat - What now?

Jewish view on abortion?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Grieving Mom

Discussing political issues in religious terms.

How should employers treat employees?

Dressing Tznius (modesty).

Explain how God is the Supreme Being.

Why do women cover their eyes when lighting Shabbat candles?

How much food on Shabbat is too much?

Jew by Choice

Photos on Headstones?

Jewish woman wearing short shorts or bikinis?

Kashrut that incorporates standards of humane slaughter?

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

What is the view on illegal immigration in Israel?


Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

What does Yom Haatzmaut mean to American Jews?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Can you lie to your boss to get another job?

Can just part of a family convert to Judaism?

Who can serve as a Jewish witness at a wedding?

Jewish faith's belief about afterlife or eternity.

Marriage to fulfill a mitzvah more important than for love?

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

Must we mourn the temple's destruction?

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

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

Must I fix my relationship with my son?

Why on Sukkot do we focus on huts?

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

When to light Shabbat candles?

What is my Jewish name?

Can a Jew be buried with a tattoo?

Addiction to cybersex?

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

Is being trustworthy a mitzvah?

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

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

Are Body Farms Permissable?

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

Do woman have the same obligations as men in prayer?

How honest must I be in a recommendation?

Better to convert or to marry and have children first?

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

Whose conversions are accepted in Israel?

Is there a specific obligation to vote?

Are we obligated to give to the homeless?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

How does one deal with forgiveness of themself?

Should kashrut be connected to ethical treatment of workers?

Are African American converts accepted within Judaism?

What does Judaism tell me about sexual urges?

How can Jewish values help us repent for our sins?

Can a Jew and non Jew be married synagogue?

Can Jews of one ethnicity adopt customs of another?

When must one reveal that they are a convert?

Obligation to children in will?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

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

Bad situation vs a good situation?

Am I a Jew?

Are criminals worthy of our forgiveness?

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

Surrogate Mother?

What is the essence of "a good life" ?

What is the ideal way to give tzedakah, charity?

V’ahavta l’Reacha Kamocha

What constitutes adultery?

Commemorating Jewish Days of Tragedy.

Was Moses a Bad Father and/or Spouse?

What is the Jewish view regarding abortion?

What if it looks non-kosher?

Holding an unveiling service on a holiday!

Stand up for Israel

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

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

May a Gentile attend Jewish services?

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

Jewish view on resurrection of the dead - physical status?

Is recycling and saving the planet a mitzvah?

Is it Okay to sell an unkosher Torah?

My mother is not Jewish - my father is Jewish.

The process of teshuvah in Judaism.

Can Masorti converts wed in an Orthodox shul?

Sex in public?

How has the Shoah (Holocaust) affected rabbinic Judaism?

When can you postpose a brit milah?

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

Electric Shabbat and Havdalah Candles?

Must we attend Kol Nidre?

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

Are we required to move to Israel?

Are combat sports like boxing okay?

Must I attend High Holiday services?

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

Where does Kol Nidre service fit into Yom Kippur?

Invitation to an Unveiling?

Leap Year AGAIN?

Judaism - Who is the mother?

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

Shaving with a razor instead of an electric shaver?

Must we honor an abusive parent?

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

Why is there a tradition to say chapters of Tehillim?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Why not cremation?

Supporting public schools, beyond my tax dollars?

Should a minority impose their wishes on the majority?

Why are closed adoptions discouraged?

What does Judaism say about naming a child?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

When donate clothes of the deceased?

Jewish wedding, unkosher food??

Is aguna a non-orthodox concern?

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

No relations - Divorce?

Balancing Mitzvot

What is the significance Tu B'Av?

Dangerous Facebook post by teen.

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

Assisted living dining together

Intermarriage Problem?

Jewish views on mixed-breed animals?

Share scientific truths about global warming?

Strange Customs?

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

Who decides who is Jewish?

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