Health & Wellness
Genetic Diseases in Traditional Jewish Sources
Rabbinic authorities have always been aware of heredity and genetic disease.
The Genome Project and Jewish Law
Does the genome project take imitatio dei too far--beyond imitating God, to playing God?
Misgivings and Misconceptions
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering in Judaism
Using genetic technology for therapeutic purposes is acceptable, but many related issues have yet to be addressed.
The Parameters of Abortion in Judaism
Abortions are sometimes permitted when the pregnant woman is at risk.
Halakhic Questions about Organ Transplants
What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?
The Beginning of Life in Judaism
According to Jewish law, human life begins at birth, not conception.
Jewish Genetic Issues
Jewish Genetic Issues. Jewish Bioethics. Judaism and Medical Technology. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.