The Hebrew Bible's Radically Feminist Beginnings
Posted on 06/20/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
I came up with the idea for this article in a coffee shop this past week. As I created a rough outline and began to collect my thoughts, a friend, who happened to see the title to this article, turned to me...
Finding Your Own Way in Judaism
Posted on 06/18/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
A few nights ago, my husband and I went to see the Jerusalem production of Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rockstar Rabbi. Soul Doctor is a Broadway musical that tells the life story of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. You...
Is Cyberbullying Sinat Chinam?
Posted on 06/17/2018 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
Thank God for the Internet. Really, though. As the internet has grown to occupy center stage in the average individual’s private life, the advantages it provides to the global Jewish community have...
Pay it Forward
Posted on 06/11/2018 by Reesa Stone in Beliefs and Practices
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - John Bunyan Be kind whenever possible. It's always possible- the Dalai Lama Today started like any other day. I...
Posted on 06/10/2018 by JVO Staff in News & Updates
Jewish Values Online (JVO) Blogs debted some years ago. We have had the benefit of sevreral blogmasters on our staff in the course of time. Each has broght their own personal approach and touch to the...
Why Do We Sacrifice Animals?
Posted on 06/06/2018 by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in Beliefs and Practices
The laws of sacrifices that dominate the early chapters of the book of Leviticus, are among the hardest in the Torah to relate to in the present. It has been almost 2,000 years since the Temple was destroyed...
Why I Stay In Israel, Despite All The Craziness
Posted on 06/03/2018 by Ateret Violet Shmuel in Israel
So, a few days ago, a friend asked why I stay in Israel, despite all the craziness. This prompted me to try and put some of it into words…1- I have literally never felt like I belonged anywhere, until I...
When Old Becomes Invisible
Posted on 05/27/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
You shall rise before the aged and show deference to the old; you shall fear your God: I am Hashem. - Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:32 It’s common to feel impatient when standing in a check-out line in a...
Women’s Only Spaces And Spaces Without Women
Posted on 05/24/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Last night, I went to a Jewish concert by Ayelet HaShachar, a three-woman Baltimore-based band that I have been following since they began performing in 2001. Their first concert was held in Baltimore to raise...
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