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Did you ever want to know what the Jewish view is on the afterworld? What God expects of you? How long to keep someone on life support? What your obligations are to the Jewish and secular communities?
 
Some of the most respected Conservative, Orthodox and Reform rabbis now offer their perspectives on such challenging questions here, at JewishValuesOnline. When responding to your questions, our rabbis draw upon Judaism’s time honored wisdom that touches all aspects of life today.
 
You can search through the existing database of questions and articles or submit a question of your own. We provide information from all three denominations in a timely manner. Questions and answers of general interest may be posted to spark ongoing comments and dialogue after personal information is removed. (Note: JewishValuesOnline is not a counseling service.)
 
Modern life moves at a fast clip, leaving little time to ponder life’s questions. Here you can push the pause button, take a deep breath and bring Jewish perspectives to your life.
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Early Zionists, Purim, and Cultural Appropriation

Posted on 03/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
As Purim rolls around Jews worldwide begin to pick out their costumes for the day long festival. Of course, like every other...

What's Jewish About Pi Day?

Posted on 03/14/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month because pi equals 3.14. (The three corresponds to the third month...

The Talmud is the Jewish New Testament

Posted on 03/07/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
High on the list of common religious misconceptions is the idea that Judaism (based off the “Old Testament”) is...

No One Should Feel Alone

Posted on 03/05/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
When a person engages in prayer, it seems to me that it is very important for him/her to personalize the prayers as much as...

When You're Convinced Someone Else Is 100% Wrong

Posted on 03/03/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Last week, Jewish Values Online published a blog post with which I not only vehemently disagreed, but found riddled with...

Dressing Like a Jew

Posted on 02/28/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD The Invisible Jew In a mix and match society like America, who must the invisible Jew imitate? The feudal system...
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