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Inspiration from the teachings and wisdom of Maimonides on the topic of medicine and healthy living.
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...
G-d Is Your Healer
The name of this month, Iyar, spells an acronym for the phrase “I am the L‑rd your healer.” What does the unique nature of this month teach us about illness as well as healing? What role do we play in blocking or facilitating our own healing?
Applying the Rambam's Ideas to Today
Maimonides was not only the greatest Torah scholar of his generation, but one of its leading physicians. Maimonides wrote many treatises in how to take care of one's health. But what would Maimonides say about modern medical issues?
Jewish Ethics: Lesson 4
There is a mitzvah to protect one's own body (Deuteronomy 4:9). How far does this obligation go? Does it prohibit us from partaking in dangerous activities? What about cosmetic surgery?
Time to see how medical Halacha from the time of the Mishna until our present-day looks at the ideas and use of clinical practice, medical practice, their effectiveness, and how they are applied. In this class, we'll examine eating non-kosher food on Yom ...
What can a Roman officer's conversation with a praying Jew tell us about the verses of Venishmartem meod lenafshoteichem, (be very careful about your lives), and Hishomer lecha u' shemor nafshecha me'od (be wary and guard your soul carefully?). What is a ...
A penetrating presentation on the ethical practice of medicine, ultimately addressing questions like: if G-d is the ultimate Healer, why are we permitted to heal, and is the practice of medicine a moral obligation? The entire lecture is ultimately based o...
Don’t predict what will happen in a year from now, you are not a prophet. Ask a doctor who is active with new developments. If there will be a good development, they will probably change their minds and give a better prognosis for the future. May you have...
May your primary work as a doctor be in preventive medicine. But since there are those who, for now, need to be healed, may you merit to utilize G-d’s permission for a doctor to cure, in a good and successful manner. (Collage)
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