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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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Obligation to care for aging parents.

Government limits?

What is permissible in satisfying one's spouse?

Obsessed with Money?

Origin of the Hebrew word 'yibum'?

Do we celebrate a conversion?

What does Judaism say about intermarriage?

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

Can we benefit from past atrocities and war crimes?

Level of personal honesty in a job interview?

Right to privacy even for despicable things?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

How long is too long to date before engagement?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

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

Teaching children self esteem.

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Is a medical test that mixes human and animal cells okay?

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Who can follow a Mitzvah?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Should a Rabbi engage in political speech from the bima?

Jewish view: Covenant Law leads to Good and Evil?

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

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Obligation to Exercise?

Use/Abuse Homeless Guests in Synagogue for Publicity?

For inclusion purposes & Israeli citizenship, who is a Jew?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel
 
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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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