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As usual the answer is that it is a machlokes. Apparently, lactaid milk bought before Pesach is in the same category as Vitamin D enhanced milk bought before Pesach. However, the problem is with your situation, the pills. Aparently non-chewable lactaid pills may (or may not) be acceptable (though of course CYLOR) cRc Kosher 5776 Pesach Top Ten Questions ...


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Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff has a lecture on YUTorah about Artificial Insemination that discusses it. Rabbi Feinstein ruled that the Torah prohibition of adultery, and the resulting categorization of the resulting child as mamzer, are only incurred via conventional relations: artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization are not included. Thus, if a ...


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I'm a student at YU and we were recently encouraged by our Roshei Yeshiva, including Rabbi Kenneth Brander, to undergo screening when JScreen came to our school. I an my fellow students felt very comfortable with JScreen's approach, credibility, and follow-up. Here is what he wrote: Dear Students, We believe that all students should undergo genetic testing ...


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My Orthodox Rabbi recommended JScreen as they work with a network of reputable Rabbis from around the country. He felt strongly that I should receive the results and that their is no stigmatization regarding shidduchim.


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Yoatzot indeed says that Prenatal testing for genetic or birth defects involves a number of halachic issues. With most of the available technology, the main concern is not with the procedures themselves - blood tests and ultrasounds - but with what might be done with the results. When testing is done prior to marriage, there is a concern that ...


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Besides the fact that a mohel is performing the bris in order to bring the baby into the covenant, and must handle it as a religious ritual, there are also differences in the medical procedure. The minimum amount required for a bris is more than that required for a surgical circumcision. There are also problems involved with the clamps that surgeons use. A ...


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In ילקוט יוסף, אוצר דינים לאשה ולבת, פרק נ"ו, he writes about gender change surgeries. He initially discusses whether a woman would still need a get if her husband had a gender change surgery done and now considered himself a woman. He then writes regarding the permissibility of performing such a surgery: ועכ"פ ברור שאסור לאיש לעשות ניתוח כזה, דמלבד ...



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