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Rabbi Steinsaltz cites the biblical source from which the Talmud derives the permissibility of a doctor to treat patients. He then discusses the related topic of whether a doctor is indeed obligated to treat patients. He questions whether such an obligati...
Dr. Mordechai Shani is an Israeli physician and medical Professor. Intrigued by the Rebbe’s words to him one Simchas Torah, he decided to follow up with a private audience. The meeting, which discussed developments in healthcare, continues to impact him t...
The laws of one who is sick, the doctor and medicine
In a state of shock immediately following the crash, I did not remember being pregnant, having two other children who were in the car, or being married. I felt like I was sixteen, without any responsibility to anyone but myself . . .
Dr. Ira Weiss served as the Rebbe’s chief cardiologist from 1977 to 1994.
“The word ‘Esrog’ forms an acronym for the verse: ‘Let not the foot of arrogance overtake me.’ This is especially pertinent to a successful doctor, that he should never claim: ‘My own strength has brought me my success.’”
As a doctor, you should heal as many Jews as possible, and non-Jews, as well. Best would be to have healthy patients, and to earn your livelihood from preventative medicine.
Simply put, the doctors decided to start owning up to their mistakes. The upshot? They're saving lots of time and money.
May G–d bless you by healing all your patients. Then you can focus on practicing preventive medicine for healthy people. Instruct your patients about kosher diet and lifestyle, which will bring them G–d Almighty’s blessings.
On the night of Shemini Atzeres in 1977, the Rebbe suffered a severe heart attack. This is a video collage showing the Rebbe in conversation with the doctors who treated him at the time. (Collage)
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