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What is the origin of saying “gezuntheit” or “G-d bless you” after someone sneezes?

Although not technically part of Jewish Law - Halachah, the custom of saying gezuntheit, tzu gezunt, labreeyut, or G-d bless you is considered a mannerly...

Is animal-organ transplantation allowed?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Heshy: what is the Jewish view on transplantation between...

I’m disabled and suffer extreme pain in my mind and body. Has G-d forsaken me?

Question:Rabbie has G-d forsaken me ime disabled and suffer with exterme pain in my mind and body i have no peace in my life is there anything you might...

My physical needs conflict with my spiritual needs; How do I reconcile the two?

Regarding the physical health and wellbeing of your body, my suggestion is to consult with a physician and/or nutritionist. Regarding the balance of body...

Does Jewish law permit blood transfusions?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Raphi: Are there any restrictions on blood transfusions...

Advice for the friend of a terminally ill individual

Question: My friend has lived for fifteen years with multiple sclerosis. She is currently in a hospice with kidney failure, and is receiving sustenance...

How to Deal With Addiction

Animal Laws The Torah regulates all areas of jurisprudence, including the laws of animals that damage other people’s animals or property.1 Say, for...

Why does G-d put mentally retarded people in the world?

The Short Answer: I don’t know! I don’t know why G-d does all that He does, as a matter of fact I hardly know why G-d does anything He does....

What is the Jewish view on doctors and medicine?

Judaism does not consider a person’s body to be his or her own property. G-d entrusts a body into our care for the soul to inhabit during our life...

Medicine: Miracle or Nature?

A thirty-five year old vibrant mother of three sustained a massive intracerebral hemorrhage resulting in brain death.  Her heart becomes available...