Rabbi Jason Weiner

Rabbi Jason Weiner serves as the Senior Rabbi and Director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is also the rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood and author of Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making (Urim).

Articles by Rabbi Jason Weiner

How to Visit the Sick When You Can’t Visit the Sick

The biblical source of the commandment of bikkur cholim offers a clue.

Finding Support at Each Stage of Grief

What Jewish mourners can expect at each stage of the bereavement process.

Must-Know Words and Phrases Related to End-of-Life Care

General and Jewish terms you'll want to know at this critical time.

Does Judaism Believe in the Right to Die?

All denominations of Judaism prohibit assisted suicide and euthanasia, but there is some room for nuance.

How to Give a Jewish Eulogy (Hesped)

This speech honoring the deceased is an important ancient Jewish custom.

Death vs. Brain Death in Judaism

When someone can be officially determined dead depends on one's interpretation of a key passage in the Talmud.