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Q&A Why was King Hezekiah allowed to hide the Book of Healing, thereby causing otherwise preventable deaths?

Berachot 10b.5-7 teaches:1 מַאי ״וְהַטּוֹב בְּעֵינֶיךָ עָשִׂיתִי״? ... רַבִּי לֵוִי אָמַר: שֶׁגָּנַז סֵפֶר רְפוּאוֹת. תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: שִׁשָּׁה דְבָרִים עָשָׂה חִזְקִיָּהוּ הַמֶּלֶךְ, עַל שְׁלֹשָׁ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A May a Kohen become a surgeon?

A dead body causes the room in which he lies to become ritually impure (Numbers 19:14). Additionally, Kohanim are forbidden to become ritually impure from those who are not immediate relatives (Lev...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Challenges Weekly Topic Challenge #2: Medicine and Medicinal Ethics

posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Taking pills with letters on Shabbos

There are many medicines which are permitted to be used on Shabbos in various situations. However, some of them have letters written or engraved on them. Is it permitted to take these pills on Shab...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ploni‭

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Q&A Can a terminally-ill patient give up his ventilator to save another?

Last week I took a class on priorities in triage -- one ventilator, two people who will die without it, who gets it? We reviewed sources in talmud and later commentaries, some of which I remember ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Dani‭

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