Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery

A comprehensive overview on plastic surgery in Jewish law.

When a Loved One Has Depression

8 tips to help you cope.

The Danger in Your Head

Why negativity is dangerous for your health.

World Repairs

Trying to eliminate pain and poverty is a daunting task. Do we stand a chance?

Abortion in Jewish Law

The traditional Jewish view does not fit conveniently into the major "camps" in the current debate.

Judaism and Life on Other Planets

NASA's earth-shattering announcement has many Jews asking: Does Judaism entertain the possibility of alien life?

The Solar Eclipse: A Jewish Message

The connection between covering our eyes when we recite the Shema and when looking at the eclipse.

Are Religion and Science Destined to be in Conflict?

Each one is important, and when we understand the relationship between them, we will be able to appreciate how they can form a great partnership.

Sanctity of the Human Body

Do we own our bodies, or are they only on loan?

Taking a Risk

Should you be skydiving for fun? Working as a bodyguard for a living? Judaism has a system to evaluate such risks.

Judaism and Tattoos

Even though you can get buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have one, there are a number of compelling reasons why the Torah prohibits tattoos.

Dangerous Surgery to Save a Life

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?

Jewish View of Money

The Torah manner of giving charity, respecting others' property, and dealing honestly in business.

Creation: A Convergence of Torah and Science

Once unthinkable, the accounts of creation by Torah and science are converging.

The Fine Tuning of the Universe

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

Live Organ Donation

Does Jewish law permit donating a kidney? What about selling one?

Should Terri Schiavo Live or Die?

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.

The Great Ocean of Truth

Despite the staggering discoveries made by science, the universe is still shrouded in awesome mystery.

Age of the Universe

How old is the world? Ancient commentators propose that the world may be simultaneously young and old.

Generosity and the Jews

Tzedakah is a hallmark of Jewish tradition. You don't need money to do it.

The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

Turns out Richard Dawkins' watchmaker has 20/20 vision after all.

Autopsy

How do we balance respecting the dead with the need to help the living?

Work and Human Dignity

Why the highest form of tzedakah is helping someone find a job.

Stephen Hawking & God

Is God needed to create the universe?

The Power of Speech

The tongue holds the keys to life and death.

The Origins of Life

One reason why I know there is a God active in our world.

Are Business Ethics an Oxymoron?

Our daily business ethics speak far louder than the words we utter in synagogue.

Altering Genes

Would it be good if we could genetically alter human characteristics like IQ and height?

Ten Don'ts for Kindness

Ten common things to watch out for when performing acts of kindness.

Jewish Genes

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.

ABCs of Honoring Parents

In Judaism, every day is Mother's Day and Father's Day.

When The Dow Goes Down

A Jewish perspective on the widening financial crisis.

Surviving the Economic Crisis

Coping, persevering and winning in troubled economic times.

5 Ways to Raise Kids to Love Being Jewish

What used to work doesn't anymore. Here's what you need to do.

Child Support

Jewish tradition affirms father's obligation to support minor children.

Siamese Twins

A case of Siamese twins in England has doctors, judges and moralists perplexed. What does Judaism say about all this?

Is Anybody There?

New studies demonstrate how people thought to be in an irreversible “vegetative” state showed signs of full consciousness.

Forgiving

The struggle and freedom of asking and giving forgiveness.

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

Is the destruction of preexisting pre-embryos permitted for stem cell research?

Returning Lost Objects

"Finders keepers, losers weepers" is not a Jewish concept.

Stopping Lashon Hara

A primer on how to raise our children to look at the positive and speak well about others.

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