Health & Wellness
Rabbinic authorities have always been aware of heredity and genetic disease.
Does the genome project take imitatio dei too far--beyond imitating God, to playing God?
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.
What is the Jewish position on RU-486 ?
Does a fetus have the same legal status as a person?
Abortions are sometimes permitted when the pregnant woman is at risk.
Using genetic technology for therapeutic purposes is acceptable, but many related issues have yet to be addressed.
What are the Jewish legal issues with organ transplantation?
Beliefs & Practices
According to Jewish law, human life begins at birth, not conception.
Jewish Genetic Issues. Jewish Bioethics. Judaism and Medical Technology. Jewish Ideas and Beliefs.