jewish healing

Refaeinu: Connecting Physical and Spiritual Healing

This prayer for healing included in the weekday Amidah is a reminder that ultimate healing can only come from God.

The Jewish Prayer For Doctors

Widely attributed to Maimonides, this prayer asks for strength and guidance in applying the art of healing.

Supporting Health Causes for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project

The imperative of saving a life is so great that all but three of Judaism’s religious commandments can be suspended if a life is at stake.

Jewish Healing & Magic

"Whatever is effective as a remedy is not witchcraft (Shabbat 67a)"--is that really the case?

Jewish Magic & the Blood Libels

Suspicion of Jewish magic was behind the medieval accusation of child murder.

Magic in Rabbinic Judaism

The rabbis of the Talmud believed that magic was real and legitimate, when performed by sages who used the power of Torah.

Jewish Magic & Medieval Anti-Semitism

In medieval Europe, Jews suffered on account of popular beliefs about Jewish sorcery--and yet their non-Jewish neighbors also tried to benefit from Jewish magic.

Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

Anorexia and bulimia are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women.

Food, Health & Judaism

Does the Torah require us to avoid unhealthy foods?

Jews and Alcoholics Anonymous

Dispelling the myths that Jews aren't alcoholics and that AA is only for Christians.