Health & Wellness

Pray

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.

Health & Wellness

Jewish Genetic Diseases: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Judaism and Mental Illness

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.

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 and Judaism

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

Judaism and Suicide

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.

Jewish Genetic Screening

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

Does Judaism Allow Organ Donations?

Frequently asked questions about Jewish views on these life-saving procedures.

Jewish Bioethics Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

Ask the Expert: Kosher Pig

Can a Jewish person receive a transplanted heart valve from a pig?

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.