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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...
Rabbi Steinsaltz elaborates on the various proscribed medicines in the Talmud. He notes that most medicinal treatments recommended are verbal, with little from animal and mineral products. The medicine in the Talmud seemed to remain rather independent fro...
In 1975, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenburger Rebbe, opened a not-for-profit hospital in Netanya, Israel. He appointed Rabbi Gershon Lieder to oversee the project while it was still in the early stages of development, and as the event...
Rabbi Steinsaltz asks whether we should just allow nature to take its place and select out the strongest from society or we should treat medical illnesses through human intervention. Though the Bible and Talmud seem to indicate that medical treatment is p...
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...
How caring for the Rebbe influenced my life
Following the Rebbe’s severe heart attack in 1977, Dr. Ira Weiss was entrusted to treat the Rebbe, which led to a special personal relationship for many years. (Recorded at a tribute for the Rebbe’s 20th yahrtzeit at the Eastside Torah Center in Bellevue,...
You can help bring down your blood pressure by increasing your trust in G-d Almighty. The doctors themselves say that someone who has peace of mind has less blood pressure. Also, it doesn’t cost any money. May G-d Almighty bless you to have good news.
Practical Parshah - Chukat
This portion describes Moses' unusual way of healing those who suffered from poisonous snake bites. A Jewish look at how healing really works.
An overview of the underlying issues
The field of medical ethics is a subject of great intrigue, particularly in light of new technologies, which present unprecedented ethical questions. Explore Torah true principles that help guide us in navigating these delicate issues.
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