According to most reports, more than 50% of people with illnesses today seek out medications and physicians that are not conventional. These include medicines that are called “alternative,” “complementary,” “integrative,” or “holistic.” The alternative therapies include acupuncture,
A recent incident highlighted the nature of who is deciding issues of medical ethics. A study of 1,300 very premature babies whose undeveloped lungs require extra oxygen to be artificially supplied, tried to determine the correct oxygen levels. Too much oxygen can cause severe eye damage and blindness, whereas too little can lead to brain... Read more »
As a rabbi or spiritual leader of your community, you are charged with overseeing various Jewish lifecyle events. At times, you will be the one to lead a joyous occasion such as a Bar Mitzvah or a wedding. The role of a rabbi
A Jewish Approach to the Physical World, Compatibility and Conflict between Judaism and Science; the Methodology and Practice of Science, Explanations of Quantum Physics, Relativity, The Big Bang, and Other Modern Scientific Concepts.
This page offers links to a multitude of websites, online tools, interactive media and blogs that will allow you or your student to walk away with a greater appreciation and knowledge of Halacha and how it shapes our daily life. Websites and Tools Aruch HaShulchan The Aruch HaShulchan, authored by Rabbi Yechiel Michel Epstein, is... Read more »
Below you’ll find wonderful links that you can forward on to a student who has a question about Jewish Medical Ethics. Likewise, these links will help you prepare to a Jewish Medical Ethics class. Websites Jewish Medical Ethics Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research Shiur Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction in Halacha by Dr. Avi Lasdun Video Facing... Read more »
Ethical issues in modern medicine are of great concern and interest to all physicians and health-care providers throughout the world, as well as to the public at large. Judaism is unique among modern ethical systems in that it comprises a continuum of recorded deliberations and decisions dating back several millennia. Jewish scholars and ethicists have... Read more »