Health & Wellness

Judaism and Fertility Technology

Jewish authorities do not object to fertility technology, but have concerns with some of the specific methods. 

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.

Is Kosher Food Healthier?

Like most ways of eating, a kosher diet can be very healthy — or very unhealthy.

Ask the Expert: Egg Donors

Must the donor be Jewish for the child to be recognized as Jewish?

Jewish Health & Healing Practices

Jews' close connection to healing, both as patients and physicians, is ancient and rooted in both theology and history.

Does Judaism Allow Birth Control?

The Jewish tradition encourages procreation, but some forms of contraception are less problematic than others.

Jewish Views on Stem Cell Research

The stem cells most likely to be of scientific value come from discarded embryos. Is it ethical to use these?

Are Health and Fitness Jewish Values?

How your New Year's resolution fits into the Jewish tradition.

Two Conservative Jewish Views on End-of-Life Issues

The Conservative movement validates two opinions on ceasing medical treatment for terminally ill patients.

Jews and Alcoholics Anonymous

Dispelling the myths that Jews aren't alcoholics and that AA is only for Christians.

Jewish Volunteer Service for Baby Boomers

How to find meaningful community service post-retirement.