Health & Wellness
Rabbinic authorities have always been aware of heredity and genetic disease.
Does the genome project take imitatio dei too far--beyond imitating God, to playing God?
The questions that a liberal Jew asks when a loved one dies often go beyond the strict requirements of Jewish law.
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.
A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.
Why we are afraid to think about death--and why we must.
Some Hasidic rebbes taught their disciples not only how to live, but also how to die.
What it means to enter this world in the same way as we leave it.
The Jewish approach to death and mourning reflects a two-part ethic: the equal treatment of rich and poor in death, and the importance of channeling, and then limiting, our mourning.
Sarah's death illustrates the flaw of attempting to impose perfect justice on an imperfect world.
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
What is the Jewish position on RU-486 ?