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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Third 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 third quarter of 5779.
 

So You Have a Jewish Father: A Guide to When Dad is Jewish but Mom is not

Posted on 04/05/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine
So you have a Jewish father. You may identify as Jewish. And you may not. You might say that you are half Jewish, or you could just be confused. Any of these answers are completely understandable. You may have...
 
 
 

Kvetching for a Cause: The Art of Selfishly Praying for Others

Posted on 05/27/2019 by Jacob Schwartz
B”SD “Heal me Hashem, and I will he healed; save me Hashem, and I will be saved, for You are my prayer.” - Jeremiah 17:14 ״רפאני ה׳ וארפא, הושיעני ואושעה, כי תהלתי אתה״ – ירמיהו יז:יד...
 
 
 
 
 

“Reverse Anthropomorphism”

Posted on 04/07/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
A Talmudic passage describing God in a dialectical manner. At the end of each Shabbat, a lengthy prayer, beginning with the words, “VaYetein LeCha…” (“And may He Give you…) is...
 
 
 
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Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

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

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

MUST a Jew have children?

Gun Control?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

Kosher options on the road?

Obsessed with Money?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Judaism & the Environment?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Does the Talmud carry the same authority as the Torah?

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

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

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

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

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

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

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Do we celebrate a conversion?
 
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Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the...

Have a Good Day!

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I recently went to a hospital for a regular appointment at a specialty clinic. As I walked through the foyer of the hospital...

With God In The Elevator

Posted on 09/08/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
Many years ago, I was living in suburban Baltimore with my family. An old friend had made aliyah about five years before....

Seeking God – and Losing Him

Posted on 09/05/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD ״ובקשתם משם את ה אלוקיך ומצאת כי תדרשנו בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך״ – דברים ד כט “From there you will seek...

Dr. Seuss Questions

Posted on 09/01/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
Dr. Seuss asks children if they rather be a cat or a dog. My question is if you would rather pray in a brand new synagogue...

Racism, Ethiopian Jewry, and the Red Sea Diving Resort

Posted on 09/01/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
The critics are correct. Netflix’s new movie The Red Sea Diving Resort about the covert Israeli mission to rescue...
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