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Rabbi Yosef Karo (1488 - 1575)states in Shulchan Aruch, (The Code of Jewish Law) that if a physician is able to heal a patient and refrains from doing so, this is considered murder. Yoreh Deah, 336:1 Rabbi Moshe Isserles (The Rema 1520 - 1572), writes on the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law), that any act involving touching or moving a "gossess" (a term ...


To consolidate the comments above: at first glance, Jewish law would prohibit unplugging the violinist too -- assuming being plugged in is no threat to your life. So it's kind of a moot point. We care about the situation at hand, not passing judgment on how it came about. (There is certainly discussion about pregnancies that threaten the mother's mental ...


Rashi and other commentators say it means he tortured them. Ralbag explains that this was to dissuade other peoples from fighting the Jews. (See the context starting at, say, 10:1.)


Background: Hashem created you. You are to him like an only son. If he made you, it's because he needed you to be around. You are not a mistake. That being said: Hashem obviously knew what would "come out" of you (though, as the Rambam says - at least I think that's who said it - : "It is (almost-?-) impossible to understand how free choice and Hashgocha ...


The fact that although you are holding where you are, your service is still allowed and even demanded, is alone a good cause for celebration. In reality we should be told that learning Gemara, Davenning, Succah, Shabbos etc. is not for you. Just be a citizen of the world in which you spend most of your time. And yet, our service is allowed, requested, ...


ArtScroll has a book titled "The Fifth Commandment" that sounds like it might be what you're looking for. http://www.artscroll.com/Books/9781578191918.html


how about this http://dafyomireview.com/db see the tab "cheshbon hanefesh tracker" on the left menu. from there: Features: Specify Daily Resolutions to Track. Can filter by day of the week. Track by either integer, float, time, yes/no, or user-defined values Daily Check In. Optional Fine System for Enforcement Graph of Results/Export Data Daily Email of ...

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