A contemporary rabbi offers a prayer to be recited throughout the year by parents who have suffered neonatal loss.
About Death and Mourning in the Jewish community.
An overview of autopsy, organ donation, and cremation in Jewish tradition and practice.
Some traditional Jewish authorities condemn homosexuality, while advocating compassion for individual gays and lesbians.
The Torah does not address lesbianism, but later rabbinic commentators frowned upon it.
While the Torah does not forbid premarital sex, the rabbis of the talmudic era prohibited it--but one modern authority proposed a sanctioned form of exclusive sexual relationship outside of marriage.
Health & Wellness
Rabbinic authorities have always been aware of heredity and genetic disease.
As Jacob descends to Egypt he calls on the God of Isaac to assure him that this decision is correct.
Does the genome project take imitatio dei too far--beyond imitating God, to playing God?
A brief summary of traditional Jewish views of death--including its tragedy and its inevitability.
Why we are afraid to think about death--and why we must.
Giving charity, time, and effort is a traditional and significant way of honoring the memory of one who has died.