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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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Who can follow a Mitzvah?

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

Kosher options on the road?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Respecting the Law of the Land?

Can adulterers marry after proper divorce?

Can Jews sing Gospel music?

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

Obsessed with Money?

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

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Is Organ or Tissue Donation Okay for Jews?

In overpayment situation, what is required?

Teaching children self esteem.

Stem Cell Research?

Report to police a crime by a Jew?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

How do I measure whether I'm living up to what God expects?

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

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

Obligation to Exercise?

Does Judaism demand too much of those with differences?

Gun Control?

How re-gain trust & be believed after lying?

Grieving family after losing son to a drug overdose.

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

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

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

Jewish views on genetic selection for children?
 
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Potty Humor. Potty Prayer.

Posted on 09/17/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
At least in our culture, children seem to naturally think that the human digestive system is funny. When our own children...

The Rosh Hashanah Table

Posted on 09/16/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
No matter where you are on the religious scale, you still eat dinner on Rosh Hashana. You may have a quick dinner of left...

Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the...

Have a Good Day!

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I recently went to a hospital for a regular appointment at a specialty clinic. As I walked through the foyer of the hospital...

With God In The Elevator

Posted on 09/08/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
Many years ago, I was living in suburban Baltimore with my family. An old friend had made aliyah about five years before....

Seeking God – and Losing Him

Posted on 09/05/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD ״ובקשתם משם את ה אלוקיך ומצאת כי תדרשנו בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך״ – דברים ד כט “From there you will seek...
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