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What is the proper attitude for a very ill person?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? CCRed: in jewish religion, if someone is sick and dying, is there...

What is the Jewish perspective on special needs children?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Abigail: What is the hashkafic [Jewish thought] perspective on special needs children?Mrs. Shaffer:...

What's the Jewish take on assisted suicide?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?jewishscoller: whats the jewish take on assisted suicideRabbi...

Is it permissible and desirable to use stimulants (alcohol, etc.) to get happy?

True happiness comes from deep within, and results from a stable emotional and spiritual state of mind. Anytime anything external is used to bring about...

What is the Jewish view on anti depression (legal!) medication?

The Torah is not opposed to the use of legal medication when necessary in treating certain emotional conditions; however, it is certainly not considered...

Are weight loss diets kosher?

Dieting can be potentially beneficial to one's life as a Jew, or the opposite, depending on the particular diet. To know whether a weight loss diet is...

Can I eat as much kosher ice cream as I like?

The Short Answer: While the laws of kosher govern what you eat, Judaism also has guidelines for how and how much you eat. The Askmoses...

I save lives -- working as an intensive care nurse. Can I work on the Shabbat?

Although you are in the business of saving lives, many people are in that business without working seven days a week. (I'm not talking about being on...

What is the Jewish view on obesity?

Halachah (Jewish law) does not address obesity per se. However, since we are commanded by G-d to take care our health to the best of our ability,1 it is...

Is it permitted to perform tests on animals for medicinal purposes?

It is okay to use animals to test medicines that will save the lives (or even enhance the lives) of human beings. Obviously the testing must be done as...