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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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Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

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

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Teaching children self esteem.

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Stem Cell Research?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Gun Control?

Obligation to care for aging parents.

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

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

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

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

Can Israel be both a democracy and a Jewish state?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?
 
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The Hidden Irony of Chanukah Decorations

Posted on 11/21/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
Every year around this time, Jewish people begin to comment on social media about the availability, or lack of availability,...

One of my Favoriate Torah Scenes

Posted on 11/17/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
One of my favorite scenes in the Torah is in the portion of Vayeira which we read on Shabbat. God is about to destroy Sodom...

The Ancient Jewish Debate about Modern Israeli Politics

Posted on 11/17/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
“...Now appoint us a king to judge over us (so we can be) like all other nations” (1 Sam 8:5)But the Jews...

The Wisdom of a 41 Year-Old Jew

Posted on 11/14/2019 by Hillel Fuld in Beliefs and Practices
How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! And to acquire understanding is preferable to silver. - Mishlei...

Moving On

Posted on 11/10/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
An extended stay at the hospital for my husband in a ward generally meant for people who stay no more than a few days had me...

Jewish Practice and Abolishment of Human Sacrifice

Posted on 11/10/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Right outside of the southern wall of the old city of Jerusalem lies a deep valley known as the Valley of Hinnom (Gei...
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