Health & Wellness


Jewish Prayer for the Sick: Mi Sheberakh

A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.

Jewish Ethics

Visiting the Sick: Bikkur Holim

The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.

Jewish Genetics

Jewish Genetic Diseases: Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.

What Are Jewish Genetic Diseases?

As many as 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews are estimated to be carriers for one of about 19 genetic diseases.

Abortion in Jewish Thought

The Jewish position on abortion is nuanced, neither condoning it nor categorically prohibiting it.

Jewish Genetic Screening

How to find out if you are a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease

Organ Donation and Judaism

Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on this life-saving procedure.

Jewish Bioethics Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

Directory of Jewish Genetic Diseases

A guide to the diseases included in most Jewish genetic screening.

The Contemporary Jewish Healing Movement

Jewish "healing" is more about providing communal support than about curing the sick.

Jewish Genetic Diseases: Resource Guide

Organizations that can help with screening and counseling

Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh)

Most of Jewish law can and should be set aside in order to avoid endangering a person's health or safety.

Jewish Health & Healing Practices

Jews' close connection to healing, both as patients and physicians, is ancient and rooted in both theology and history.

Jewish Views on Stem Cell Research

The stem cells most likely to be of scientific value come from discarded embryos. Is it ethical to use these?

A Jewish Approach to Wellness

Traditional sources can help define a Jewish health ethic.