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?
What it means to enter this world in the same way as we leave it.
The Jewish approach to death and mourning reflects a two-part ethic: the equal treatment of rich and poor in death, and the importance of channeling, and then limiting, our mourning.
The questions that a liberal Jew asks when a loved one dies often go beyond the strict requirements of Jewish law.
End of Life
Hasidic lessons on facing end of life.
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.
Though most rabbinic authorities allow organ transplants, the Jewish community has a poor track record when it comes to donations.