Health & Wellness

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.

The “Abortion Pill”

What is the Jewish position on RU-486 ?

The Fetus in Jewish Law

Does a fetus have the same legal status as a person?

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.