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ANNOUNCING THE
Jewish Values Online Blog Awards - Second 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 second quarter of 5779.
 

No One Should Feel Alone

Posted on 03/05/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler
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 possible. The goal is to make the statements and supplications your own, even if...
 
 
 

Why On Books, Money and Jewish Women

Posted on 02/11/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler
This is a true story about an honest Jewish teenager. And about how Torah guidelines contribute to a more civilized society. Many years ago, from my personal interest in the topic and, okay… I admit it,....
 
 
 

What's Jewish About Pi Day?

Posted on 03/14/2019 by Marcia Goldlist
Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month because pi equals 3.14. (The three corresponds to the third month which is March and the .14 relates to the 14th day.) Really pi equals 3.1415926535 and...
 
 
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Obsessed with Money?

Stem Cell Research?

Kosher options on the road?

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

How long one should date before getting married?

Genetic testing to establish Jewishness?

Parent's right to try to persuade?

Intermarriage ==> problems or possibilities?

Sexual roles: is female domination okay?

Halachic obligation for a Jew to move to Israel

What do I do with suspected stolen goods I bought?

MUST a Jew have children?

Can you say Kaddish for someone not buried?

What is the Jewish view on organ transplants?

What if it looks non-kosher?

What is the Jewish response to natural tragedy?

Can beauty & charm be forces for good in Judaism?

Mourners & Well-wishing during holidays in Judaism ?

Agunah (chained woman) problem?

Jewish view on testing using healthy persons?

Does G-d trully create soul mates?

Resonsibility for a neighbor going through hard times?

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

What is the Jewish position on an afterlife?

Are some Jewish people not suited to marriage?

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

Jewish responses to lust?

14, Jewish, & Gay - now what?

Government limits?

Gun Control?
 
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