Jewish medical ethics
Jewish medical ethics is a modern scholarly and clinical approach to medical ethics that draws upon Jewish thought and teachings. Pioneered by Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits in the 1950s, Jewish medical et...
Self-sacrifice in Jewish law
Although rare, there are instances within Jewish law that mandate a Jew to sacrifice his or her own life rather than violate a religious prohibition. One of these prohibitions is that no life should b...
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Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud
Schottenstein Edition of the Babylonian Talmud is a 20th-century, 73-volume edition of the Babylonian Talmud or Talmud Bavli.The text is published by Artscroll, a division of Mesorah Publications, wit...
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Lashon hara
The Hebrew term lashon hara (or loshon hora) (Hebrew לשון הרע; "evil tongue") is the halakhic term for derogatory speech about another person. Lashon hara differs from defamation in that its focus is ...
Pe'ah
Pe'ah (Hebrew: פֵּאָה‎, lit. "Corner") is the second tractate of Seder Zeraim ("Order of Seeds") of the Mishnah and of the Talmud. This tractate begins the discussion of topics related to ag...
Outline of Jewish law
This outline of Jewish religious law consists of the book and section headings of the Maimonides' redaction of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah, which details all of Jewish observance. Also listed for ea...
Lifnei iver
In Judaism, Lifnei Iver (Hebrew: לִפְנֵי עִוֵּר, "Before the Blind") is a prohibition against misleading people by use of a "stumbling block". The origin comes from the commandment, "וְלִפְנֵ֣י עִוֵּ...
Bikur cholim
Bikur cholim (Hebrew: ביקור חולים‎; "visiting the sick"; also transliterated Bikur holim) refers to the mitzvah (Jewish religious commandment) to visit and extend aid to the sick. It is consider...
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Aaron L. Mackler
Aaron L. Mackler is Associate Professor of Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an ordained Conservative Rabbi. He is a prolific author and expert in both the fields of Bio...
Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in Judaism and Christianity. They include instructions...
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Shlomo Zalman Auerbach
Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (Hebrew: שלמה זלמן אוירבך‎; July 20, 1910 - February 20, 1995) was a renowned Orthodox Jewish rabbi, posek, and rosh yeshiva of the Kol Torah yeshiva in Jerusalem, Isr...
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Jewish views on love
Judaism offers a variety of views regarding the love of God, love among human beings, and love for non-human animals. Love is a central value in Jewish ethics and Jewish theology.
Because there a...
Shinuy
In Halakha, a shinuy (Hebrew שינוי, with variant English spellings) is an unconventional method of performing an act that is normally forbidden when there may be justification for performing such an a...
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Tzedakah
Tzedakah [tsedaˈka] or Ṣ'daqah [sˤəðaːˈqaː] in Classical Hebrew (Hebrew: צדקה‎; Arabic: صدقة‎), is a Hebrew word literally meaning justice or righteousness but commonly used to signif...
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Eliezer Waldenberg
Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg (December 10, 1915–November 21, 2006) was known as the Tzitz Eliezer after his monumental halachic treatise Tzitz Eliezer that covers a wide breadth of halacha, including Jew...
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Mordechai Dov Brody
Mordechai Dov Brody (nicknamed Motl or Motyl) (1996 – 2008) was a 12-year-old Hasidic Jewish boy from Brooklyn, New York, United States. After a brain tumor stopped his brain functioning, doctors decl...
Kavod HaBriyot
Kevod HaBeriyot כבוד הברייות (literally in Hebrew: "honor ‎[of/due to] the [God's] creations (human beings)" also variously translated as "individual dignity", "individual honor", or "human dig...
Musar movement
The Musar movement (also Mussar movement) is a Jewish ethical, educational and cultural movement that developed in the 19th century in Eastern Europe, particularly among Orthodox Lithuanian Jews. The ...
Pirkei Avot
Pirkei Avot (Hebrew: פרקי אבות‎) (also Pirkei Avoth or Pirkei Avos), which translates to English as Chapters of the Fathers is a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims of the Rabbis...
Elliot N. Dorff
Elliot N. Dorff (born 24 June 1943) is a Conservative rabbi. He is a professor of Jewish theology at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) in California (where he is also...
Geneivat da'at
Geneivat da'at or g'neivat daat or genebath da'ath (Hebrew: גניבת דעת‎, "theft of the mind", from גנבה "stealing" of דעת "understanding") is a concept in Jewish law and ethics that refers to a k...
Bal tashchit
Bal tashchit (Hebrew: בל תשחית) ("do not destroy") is a basic ethical principle in Jewish law. The principle is rooted in the Biblical law of Deuteronomy 20:19–20. In the Bible, the command is said in...
Chillul Hashem
Chillul haShem (Hebrew: חילול השם‎ desecration of the Name), meaning desecration of the name of God, is a term used in Judaism for any act or behavior that casts shame or brings disrepute to bel...
Yehoshua Neuwirth
Yehoshua Yeshaya Neuwirth (Hebrew: יהושע ישעיה נויברט‎) (15 February 1927 - 10 June 2013) was an eminent Orthodox Jewish rabbi and posek (halakhic authority) in Jerusalem, Israel. He was one...
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Musar literature
Musar literature is didactic Jewish ethical literature which describes virtues and vices and the path towards perfection in a methodical way.
Musar literature is often described as "ethical litera...
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Kiddush Hashem
Kiddush HaShem (Hebrew: קידוש השם‎ "sanctification of the name") is a precept of Judaism. It includes sanctification of the name of God by being holy.
The phrase "sanctification of the Name"...