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What is the Jewish view on alternative medicine?

The Short Answer: It's not about which medicinal method you use, but about how you use it. The Askmoses Answer:  Today many are exploring...

How do I explain G-d to my autistic child?

Without being an experienced professional in this field, it would be difficult to address this issue. At the same time one must always remember that a...

What Psalms can I say for someone who is ill?

Traditonally when someone is not well we say  Psalm 20, and the Psalm for the year of life he is in (e.g. if he is 43 say Psalm 44). Some people...

What is the traditional Jewish get-well wish?

The customary Hebrew wish is “refuah sh’lemah” – [may you have] a complete recovery. In English you can say: May the A-mighty...

Why is a sick individual’s mother’s name always mentioned in prayer?

When praying for a person who is ill, his or her Hebrew name is mentioned along with his/her mother’s name. For example, “Avraham ben (the son...

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...

What do I do if my hand which I use to wrap the tefillin is broken?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment...right_hand_man: what do i do if i am unable to perform...

Is it permitted to take medicine on a fast day?

The rule of thumb is that there are three general types of medication: 1) Medicine which is critical to one's health, and missing the daily dosage can...

What does halachah (Jewish law) have to say about the mentally ill?

The following are some of the laws that apply to an insane person:According to halachah a "shoteh (insane person)" is defined1 as someone who...

What is the reason for adding a name to a critically ill indvidual?

A Jewish name isn’t arbitrary. According to Kabbalah, the Hebrew letters of a person’s name are the channels through which the soul connects...