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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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Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

Baby Naming

Judaism & the Environment?

Obsessed with Money?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

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

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

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

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

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

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Internet Infidelity?

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

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

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

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

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Hiring or asking someone to say Kaddish for your relative?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

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

Obligation to Exercise?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?
 
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Posted on 10/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
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Posted on 10/20/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
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Sukkot by Dani Shira Plung

Posted on 10/18/2019 by Guest Blogger in Holidays
Last Sukkot—which fell at the end of September, by the Gregorian calendar—I went home, to my childhood house, in...

History, Memory, and Sukkot

Posted on 10/17/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
One of the central dialectics within Judaism is the interplay between history (what actually happened) and memory (what...

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Posted on 10/16/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
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