The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.
Health & Wellness
What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.
A prayer said after recovering from a serious illness or surviving a dangerous journey.
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.
The Bible sees folk healing as idolatrous.
Jewish "healing" is more about providing communal support than about curing the sick.