How to find meaningful community service post-retirement.
Magic & the Supernatural
Belief in the power of amulets persisted widely among Jews for many centuries, and still exists in some communities today.
These 150 biblical poems offer a spiritual reservoir in difficult times.
Health & Wellness
The Seder Kabbalat Akharoot is a new ritual for accepting the loss of the dream for a biological child.
End of Life
Traditional rabbinic authorities forbid instigating the death of a terminally ill patient.
Most Jewish authorities permit test tube conception, but worry about what to do with the unneeded genetic material.
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.
Sarai is just one example of the biblical stigma of not being able to conceive.
The Torah requires us to eat and live healthfully and responsibly.
Despite early theological objections, Jewish law views the practice of medicine as a mitzvah.
Rabbis across the denominational spectrum question the morality of surrogacy, but some believe that these concerns can be allayed.
The Torah prohibits murder, and the Talmud maintains the prohibition on active killing, even with the terminally ill.