Tag Info

New answers tagged

4

Nishmat Avraham by Rabbi Dr Avraham Avraham is a classic and is available in Hebrew and English (Artscroll). He discusses IVF quite a few times. In Vol 3, p15 he begins by quoting R' Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer 15:45) who doesn't approve, and then quotes R' Nebenzahl (Asya 34), R' Ovadia Yosef (Yabia Omer 8 EH 21) and R' Eliashiv who all permit AIH. Nishmas ...


6

Although Judaism prohibits abortion, including for non-Jews it doesn't necessarily prohibit all abortion. Certainly in the context of saving the life of the mother, abortion isn't only permitted, it is required. That being the case, a question of a law which permits, but doesn't require or even sanction, prohibited behavior is much more of a political ...


-1

Not to stick my head between these great mountains but i have a Rambam that noone mentioned. Its in chapter 5 of shmoneh prakim, which the Rambam sends you to on the mishna' viyihiyu kol maseichem lisheim shomayim'. I won't attempt to summarize, but I would guess from his words that if someone smokes in order to calm his nerves so he can be a nicer, ...


1

My understanding of the view that the heart has to stop beating for the person to be considered dead, is that it requires a few factors simultaneously: No heart beat No breathing Doctors saying that those functions cannot be revived As long as any one of those three are in place, the person is not considered Halachicly dead. Not remembering where I read ...



Top 50 recent answers are included