Galactic Torah

Talmudic wisdom is no "puff of start dust."

Why Clouds?

Mystical lessons within the clouds.

Egyptology in the Torah: Biblical Archeology

Contrary to popular Egyptologist belief, the Torah does contain numerous hints of contemporary life in ancient Egypt.

Saving Mr. Golubchuk

This was no replay of the infamous Terry Schiavo case. Everyone knew the patient wanted to live. Yet the hospital viewed those wishes as irrelevant.

Biblical Archeology: Prophet and the Earthquake

The historicity of Balaam, the non-Jewish prophet.

"Virtually Brain Dead"

When is a person no longer considered alive?

Did Hebron Disappear?

Despite the overwhelming evidence, why do some archeologists claim that Hebron was uninhabited during the times of Moses and Joshua?

Circumcision and the Eighth Day

Why should circumcision be the sign of the covenant between the Jews and God?

Brazen New World

Ending a human life is not a medical decision, it's a moral one.

The Fly

Why did God create the lowly, pesky fly?

Should We Tell Grandpa?

Telling a sick person of a death.

An Atheist Turns

Unable to disprove the message, The NY Times tries to discredit the messenger.

A Lesson of Love

Long live the lichen!

Sanctity of the Human Body

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

Not a Doctor's Decision

An assault on the concept of the sanctity of life.


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

Altering Genes

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

Man of Science, Man of Faith

Religious inquiry and scientific investigation can complement each other.


Thou shalt not vacuum thy fellow.

Partial - Birth "Abortion"

Do you know what act the law is addressing?

The Wonder of Thunder

What's the deeper meaning behind the creation of a loud smack right in the middle of a heavy rainstorm?

Judaism and Cosmetic Surgery

A comprehensive overview on plastic surgery in Jewish law.

Killing Me Softly

Has the sanctity of human life become passe?

Charlie Darwin's Angels

Who says the theory of evolution is scientific?

Evolution: Rationality vs. Randomness

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

A Timeless Argument about Creation

Eighty years ago, the thought controllers wanted no Darwin; today's thought controllers want only Darwin.

Age of the Universe

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

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 Branding of a Heretic

Are religious scientists unwelcome at the Smithsonian?

Judaism and Modern Technology

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

The Circle of Life

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

Why Medical Ethics?

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

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

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?

Does Judaism grant patient autonomy in medical decision-making?

The Ethics of Genetic Screening

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

The Terri Schiavo Case: Related Ethical Dilemmas

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

Abraham's Chromosomes?

In search of the historical Abraham.

SARS and Self-Endangerment to Save Others

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

Judaism's Mind-Body Connection

Why are so many hospitals named after Mount Sinai?

Hooked on a Cruel Sport

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

The Ethics of Smallpox Immunization

A Jewish perspective on the controversial issues surrounding immunization.

The Mysteries of Snow and Lightning

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

The 'James' Ossuary Inscription

The ossuary was genuine, but the inscription was faked.

Biosphere: Recreating the World

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

In The Beginning

What are the theological implications of modern cosmology?

Killing Mercy

An ailing academic reflects on euthanasia.

Rationing Health Care

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

Reminded By Science

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

Archaeology and the Bible - Part 2

Is there archaeological evidence that supports the Bible?

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