A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.
Health & Wellness
What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.
While Jews were instrumental in establishing the field of psychology, the Jewish community is not always comfortable dealing with those who suffer from psychiatric conditions.
As many as 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews are estimated to be carriers for one of about 19 genetic diseases.
Beliefs & Practices
The Jewish position on abortion is nuanced, neither condoning it nor categorically prohibiting it.
Taking one's life is officially a violation of Jewish law, but many contemporary rabbis recognize that most suicides result from struggles with mental illness.
How to find out if you are a carrier for a Jewish genetic disease
Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.
How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?
Can a Jewish person receive a transplanted heart valve from a pig?
A guide to the diseases included in most Jewish genetic screening.
Jewish "healing" is more about providing communal support than about curing the sick.
Organizations that can help with screening and counseling
Most of Jewish law can and should be set aside in order to avoid endangering a person's health or safety.