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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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14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

Obligation to Exercise?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

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

MUST a Jew have children?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

Government limits?

Safe Treatment of Animals

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

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

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

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

Obligation to care for aging parents.

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?
 
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