Health & Wellness

Psalms as the Ultimate Self-Help Tool

These 150 biblical poems offer a spiritual reservoir in difficult times.

A Ceremony for Jews Facing Infertility

The Seder Kabbalat Akharoot is a new ritual for accepting the loss of the dream for a biological child.

Euthanasia: A Jewish View

Traditional rabbinic authorities forbid instigating the death of a terminally ill patient.

In Vitro Fertilization: Jewish Considerations

Most Jewish authorities permit test tube conception, but worry about what to do with the unneeded genetic material.

Ascending Towards Accessibility

The biblical exclusion of people with disabilities from serving in the priesthood demands that we develop greater sensitivity to those with special needs in our communities.

Lament of a Barren Woman

Sarai is just one example of the biblical stigma of not being able to conceive.

Guard Yourselves Very Well

The Torah requires us to eat and live healthfully and responsibly.

Medicine, Healing and the Jewish Tradition

Despite early theological objections, Jewish law views the practice of medicine as a mitzvah.

Judaism and Surrogate Motherhood

Rabbis across the denominational spectrum question the morality of surrogacy, but some believe that these concerns can be allayed.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Some Biblical and Rabbinic Sources

The Torah prohibits murder, and the Talmud maintains the prohibition on active killing, even with the terminally ill.

Some Modern Views on Euthanasia

Contemporary Jewish thinkers have expressed a wide range of opinions about the permissibility and parameters of euthanasia.

Artificial Insemination in Jewish Law

Most rabbis permit artificial insemination using the husband's semen, but donor insemination raises more complicated questions.