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The Branding of a Heretic

The Branding of a Heretic

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Are religious scientists unwelcome at the Smithsonian?

Judaism and Modern Technology

Judaism and Modern Technology

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From cloned sheep to implantable chips in human beings, are we moving too fast through uncharted territory?

The Circle of Life

The Circle of Life

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An ancient text reveals how everything in the natural world is a tapestry of spiritual lessons for life.

Why Medical Ethics?

Why Medical Ethics?

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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.

Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction In Jewish Law

Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction In Jewish Law

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Is it permissible to abort some of the fetuses so that the others stand a reasonable chance of living?

Dangerous Surgery to Save a Life

Dangerous Surgery to Save a Life

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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?

Doctor Knows Best?

Doctor Knows Best?

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Does Judaism grant patient autonomy in medical decision-making?

The Ethics of Genetic Screening

The Ethics of Genetic Screening

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A Jewish perspective on issues related to screening for Tay-Sachs disease.

The Terri Schiavo Case: Related Ethical Dilemmas

The Terri Schiavo Case: Related Ethical Dilemmas

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Jewish perspectives on living wills and issues regarding nutrition and hydration in the terminally ill patient.

Abraham's Chromosomes?

Abraham's Chromosomes?

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In search of the historical Abraham.

SARS and Self-Endangerment to Save Others

SARS and Self-Endangerment to Save Others

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To what extent must physicians risk their own lives to treat their patients?

Judaism's Mind-Body Connection

Judaism's Mind-Body Connection

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Why are so many hospitals named after Mount Sinai?

Hooked on a Cruel Sport

Hooked on a Cruel Sport

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Finding gratification in the suffering of another isn't sport. It's sadism.

The Ethics of Smallpox Immunization

The Ethics of Smallpox Immunization

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A Jewish perspective on the controversial issues surrounding immunization.

The Mysteries of Snow and Lightning

The Mysteries of Snow and Lightning

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Ever wonder how perennials survive the winter and what the secret purpose of lightning is?

The 'James' Ossuary Inscription

The 'James' Ossuary Inscription

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The ossuary was genuine, but the inscription was faked.

Biosphere: Recreating the World

Biosphere: Recreating the World

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Biosphere was meant to figuratively take control of the Universe from God. Apparently God had other plans.

In The Beginning

In The Beginning

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What are the theological implications of modern cosmology?

Killing Mercy

Killing Mercy

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An ailing academic reflects on euthanasia.

Rationing Health Care

Rationing Health Care

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How should society balance long-term medical research, versus more immediate needs?

Reminded By Science

Reminded By Science

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Recent developments in cloning and stem cell research remind us of a divine scientist.

Archaeology and the Bible - Part 2

Archaeology and the Bible - Part 2

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Is there archaeological evidence that supports the Bible?

Archaeology and the Exodus

Archaeology and the Exodus

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One rabbi asserts that the Exodus never happened. What role does archaeology play in verifying Biblical events?

The Anthropic Principle

The Anthropic Principle

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Scientists call it the "Goldilocks" story. Alone among planets, earth supports human life, because it is "not too hot and not too cold, not too hard and not too soft, but just right".

Judaism and the Human Genome Project

Judaism and the Human Genome Project

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Now that we have the "genetic operating manual" for homo sapiens, where will it take us?

Jewish Genes

Jewish Genes

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There is now new and exciting DNA evidence for common Jewish origin -- not just among Cohanim, the Priestly Class, but among Jews scattered all over the globe.

The Big Bang and the Big Question: A Universe without God?

The Big Bang and the Big Question: A Universe without God?

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The history of scientific search for the origins of the Universe gives us permission to believe in God.

The Fine Tuning of the Universe

The Fine Tuning of the Universe

by Rabbi Mordechai Steinman with Dr. Gerald Schroeder

An amazing array of scientists are bewildered by the design of the universe and admit a possibility of a designer.

Not By Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution

Not By Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution

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A physicist brings a novel approach that challenges the assumptions of evolution.

The Cohanim - DNA Connection

The Cohanim - DNA Connection

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The fascinating story of how DNA studies confirm an ancient biblical tradition.

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

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The startling event of a solar eclipse.

The Jewish View of Cremation

The Jewish View of Cremation

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Death involves not just the body, but also the soul.

Organ Donation

Organ Donation

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Saving a life is paramount in Jewish law, but organ donation is much more complex than signing a donor card.

Stopping a Suicide

Stopping a Suicide

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Is stopping a suicide merely a question of public interest - or is it also a spiritual matter involving God?

Compassionate Murder

Compassionate Murder

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When a father cannot stand the suffering of his daughter and kills her, who benefits by his action?

Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Doctor-Assisted Suicide

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An act of mercy or murder? The controversy rages on as laws spring up legalizing doctor-assisted suicide.

Forced Surgery

Forced Surgery

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When a person refuses treatment, do we have the right to administer it by force and save the life?

Why Jewish Medical Ethics

Why Jewish Medical Ethics

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An introduction to the system of Jewish Law.

Going Extinct?

Going Extinct?

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It has long been our environmental duty to save species from extinction. Will genetic engineering change all that?

Biblical Archeology: Sodom and Gomorrah

Biblical Archeology: Sodom and Gomorrah

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Does archeological data support the Biblical story?

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