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

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Crossing a line when chating on the internet.

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

Internet Infidelity?

What roles can a non-Jew play in the Jewish community?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

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

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

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

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

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

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

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

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Judaism & the Environment?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Gun Control?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Government limits?

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

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Obligation to Exercise?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?
 
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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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