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Dangerous Surgery to Save a Life

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?

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The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

The Design Argument: Answers to Atheists' Objections

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

Stephen Hawking & God

Stephen Hawking & God

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Is God needed to create the universe?

"Virtually Brain Dead"

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When is a person no longer considered alive?

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 Origins of Life

The Origins of Life

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

Does God Love Dogs?

Does God Love Dogs?

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Some Jewish insights on animals.

Age of the Universe

Age of the Universe

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

Preservation of Life

Preservation of Life

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Human life is a premier value in Jewish life, often superseding other concerns.

Altering Genes

Altering Genes

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

Jewish Law and the Environment

Jewish Law and the Environment

by Rabbi Barry Freundel

Judaism is replete with highly-refined environmental consciousness.

Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

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An M.I.T. trained scientist takes a look at Darwin, the fossil record, and the likelihood of random evolution.

Siamese Twins

Siamese Twins

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

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

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

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.

Abortion in Jewish Law

Abortion in Jewish Law

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

Animal Suffering: The Jewish View

Animal Suffering: The Jewish View

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Animals and people are kindred spirits, but far from equals.

Judaism and Vegetarianism

Judaism and Vegetarianism

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Where's the beef? Examining the pros and cons.

Matters of Life and Death

Matters of Life and Death

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An exploration of the three cardinal transgressions, legal guidelines in coercive circumstances, and the obligation to save another's life.

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