About the Author

Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak A. Breitowitz

Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak A. Breitowitz received his bachelor of arts from Johns Hopkins University and obtained semicha from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and shortly thereafter became the Rav of the Silver Spring Woodside Shul in Silver Spring Maryland while maintaining status as a tenured professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. Rabbi Breitowitz teaches at Ohr Sameach and has published widely on Jewish law and ethics.

Judaism and Suicide

Judaism regards the taking of one's life as abhorrent and tantamount to murder. The preservation of life has always been regarded as a cardinal value.

Holy Money

Dealing honorably in business is the acid test for whether religion is truly relevant.

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