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Does Jewish law permit organ donation? Learn the background to this complex question in this in-depth article.
We will start off with the question of non-kosher ingredients and work our way to vaccine made with fetal tissue.
Does Judaism view alternative medicine as a good thing, something to be tolerated, or is it actually forbidden?
Recently there’s been is a lot of debate and discussion on the issue of vaccinations. As a parent, I’m curious what Jewish law has to say on the topic.
Am I permitted to put my life in danger to save another?
Question: I'm writing on behalf of my mother. She is a nurse and has been a nurse for 15 years. Her hospital is ready to accept Ebola patients from within a 100-mile radius. The problem is this: By caring for Ebola patients, she’ll actually be putting her...
The issue of cosmetic surgery is discussed by several contemporary posekim (halachic authorities), who address several concerns such surgery poses. Though I will be giving you a brief overview of the pertinent issues discussed, the information provided is...
Judaism holds life as being sacred. For this reason, donating an organ to save a life is one of the highest act of virtue one can do. But sometimes, precisely because life is sacred, organ donation is problematic.
Question: Our dentist has advised us that our daughter needs a dental implant -- a small titanium rod screwed into her jawbone upon which a fabricated tooth will later be attached. The socket of her missing tooth does not have enough bone for such an impl...
My elderly mother is adamantly against my doing this. She argues that charity begins at home, and that a relative might need my organ in the future.
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