Health & Wellness
Visiting the Sick: Bikkur Cholim
The importance of this act is emphasized in daily prayers.
Jewish Genetic Diseases: Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about screening, risks and ethical concerns.
Birkat Hagomel, a Jewish Prayer of Gratitude
A prayer said after recovering from a serious illness or surviving a dangerous journey.
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.
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.