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Question: Typically, why don't Jews evangelize? That's what the book of Jonah and so many other books and events in the bible are about (in the questioner's reading of them).
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Question: What does Judaism say about pre-marital sex?
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Question: Is there olam habah? How do I measure whether I'm living up to what God/I expect of me? Is there a God/personal God in the traditional sense and if so what is his/her nature?
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Question: Should the laws governing kashrut be amended and/or applied to include the ethical treatment of workers, including wages, working condition and respect of employees?
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Question: While kashrut, at one time, embodied humane methods of slaughter, today the methods seem outdated. Are there any movements within Judaism that advocate "modified" versions of kashrut that incorporate today's standards of humane slaughter?
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Question: Some Jewish young adults (usually, college age) think that it is 'cool' to have their bodies tattooed. Will these kids be barred from most Jewish cemeteries upon their death many years from now?
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Question: If am trying to keep kosher why can't I mix dairy and chicken since chicken does not produce milk?
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Two Jews, Three Opinions: Social Media as Bully Pulpit

Posted on 05/17/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
The quip, “Two Jews, Three Opinions” is such a truism that I would guess there’s barely an...

Shavuot: Holiday of Intermarriage?

Posted on 05/15/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
The vast majority of Jews who study the Hebrew Bible do so, often unknowingly, through the lens of over 2,000 years of...

Why Secular Jews Should Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim

Posted on 05/08/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
Unlike many liberal American or secular Jews, I will be proudly celebrating Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) this year. Let...

Israel Must Act Quickly To Win Back American Jewish Support

Posted on 05/06/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Israel
It is no secret that criticism of Israel has been proliferating from the mainstream American Jewish community over the past...

Live And Let Live

Posted on 05/04/2018 by Irene Rabinowitz in Israel
Recently I attended an event in Jerusalem during which acclaimed Israeli singer David Broza was interviewed. He is known for...

A Modest Proposal: Advertise Kosher Restaurants to Muslims

Posted on 04/29/2018 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Want to keep your kosher restaurant open? Advertise to Muslims. It is no secret that kosher restaurants and businesses...
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