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Tosefos to Bava Kamma 85a says this is exactly what the Torah comes to teach with the repetition of the words "רפא ירפא": שנתנה רשות לרפאות - א"ת והא מרפא לחודיה שמעינן ליה וי"ל דה"א ה"מ מכה בידי אדם אבל חולי הבא בידי שמים כשמרפא נראה כסותר גזירת המלך קמ"ל דשרי (Rough translation) - One may have thought that there is no right to seek healing from a ...


My rabbi told me that I should carry candy with me everywhere I go on Shabbos, out of concern for hypoglycemia, which is a life-threatening condition. Hypoglycemia (also called "low blood sugar," or just a "low") is a function of type 1 diabetes. A low can come almost without warning, even with the best control (trust me, I know). If I'm going long-distance, ...


Tiferet Yisrael (Boaz) on Avot 3:14 cited and translated here.


As per Menachos 37a, the payment is five sela'im per head. בעא מיניה פלימו מרבי מי שיש לו שני ראשים באיזה מהן מניח תפילין א''ל או קום גלי או קבל עלך שמתא אדהכי אתא ההוא גברא א''ל איתיליד לי ינוקא דאית ליה תרי רישי כמה בעינן למיתב לכהן אתא ההוא סבא תנא ליה חייב ליתן לו י' סלעים Phlimo asked Rebbi (Yehudah Hanassi): "If someone has two heads, ...


Rabbi Abadi says it is permitted; here: Date: 9/23/2004 7:27:00 PM Message: Am I allowed to take a non-digital pregnancy test on shabbos? Reply: Yes CYA


These articles quote Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky (and sort of Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky) as saying that vaccines are ineffective and a hoax. Their position seems to be not just permitting non-vaccination but advocating it. I acknowledge it may or may not be read as a true prohibition. If they believe vaccines to have no positive effect, getting one ...


According to R' Dr. David Shabtai, in a 2013 Times of Israel blog post, there is no such source: The religious exemption exists to protect people whose religion forbids vaccination, to allow religious practice without governmental intervention. The basis for this exemption is to protect people whose religion prohibits vaccinations. This is not true ...


See article on the matter: http://chabad.org/theJewishWoman/article_cdo/aid/536755/jewish/In-Vitro-Fertilization-IVF.htm The general consensus in Halacha (see footnote #4, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, former Sephardic chief Rabbi of Israel, and Rabbi of the 'Machon Puah' Fertility Institute in Israel) is that the child must go through a proper Giyur.

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