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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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Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Memorial for Danish Jews who perished during WW2

Do we celebrate a conversion?

Baby Naming

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

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

What if it looks non-kosher?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Government limits?

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

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

Jewish responses to lust?

Teaching children self esteem.

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

In overpayment situation, what is required?

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

Is an adulterous spouse off-limits?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.
 
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When You're Convinced Someone Else Is 100% Wrong

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Dressing Like a Jew

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Extremist Judaism One of the Biggest Threats to Israel

Posted on 02/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
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