If someone has trouble eating matzah, what should they do on Seder night?
Is the destruction of preexisting pre-embryos permitted for stem cell research?
A comprehensive overview of the laws pertaining to medicines on Passover.
Why should circumcision be the sign of the covenant between the Jews and God?
Do we own our bodies, or are they only on loan?
How do we balance respecting the dead with the need to help the living?
Would it be good if we could genetically alter human characteristics like IQ and height?
Angelina Jolie's decision: weighing the pros and cons.
A comprehensive overview on plastic surgery in Jewish law.
The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate.
Does Jewish law permit donating a kidney? What about selling one?
It is a denial of the Jewish ideal of the fundamental value of life that drives the forces that wish to remove Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
From cloned sheep to implantable chips in human beings, are we moving too fast through uncharted territory?
The scientific community, and the medical community in particular, have been the impetus for some of the most barbaric and immoral programs of the 20th century.
Is it permissible to abort some of the fetuses so that the others stand a reasonable chance of living?
Considering the tremendous value Judaism places on every moment of life, does Jewish law permit one to undergo surgery that carries a very high risk of death?
Does Judaism grant patient autonomy in medical decision-making?
Jewish perspectives on living wills and issues regarding nutrition and hydration in the terminally ill patient.
The Academy Award-winning film forces us to assess the value of life amidst a shattered dream.
To what extent must physicians risk their own lives to treat their patients?
A Jewish perspective on the controversial issues surrounding immunization.
How should society balance long-term medical research, versus more immediate needs?
Blurring the line between life and death, and between medical data and morality, her death signifies a disturbing turning point for American society.
A Jewish perspective on issues related to screening for Tay-Sachs disease.
People ask me how a life that ends at the age of six can possibly have meaning. Now I have an answer.
There are a variety of potentially problematic concepts that come into play when evaluating managed care according to Jewish values.
When a patient has a medical condition that will endanger others, should the doctor tell?
Should you be skydiving for fun? Working as a bodyguard for a living? Judaism has a system to evaluate such risks.