Touro University: Medical Halachah Annual #1

Written by experts in the field, this journal is an exploration of the intersection of halachah, medical ethics, and contemporary medical issues, and offers insights into the application of halachic principles to complex medical situations.


Alan Kadish, MD

Editor’s Preface

Edward Lebovics, MD

Risk Assessment in Halachah

Rabbi Mayer Twersky

Management of Profound Multi-Organ Failure

Rabbi Prof. Avraham Steinberg, MD

Allocation of Scarce Resources

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

Adult ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Jonah (Yonah) Rubin, MD; Rabbi Dr. Jason Wiener, BCC

Halachah’s View of the Requirement to Follow the Established Standard of Care

Rabbi Moshe Rotberg

Medical Uncertainty in Halachah

Rabbi Boruch Fogel

COVID-19 Vaccines: Clinical Trials

Rabbi Dr. Zvi Loewy

Bikkur Cholim and the Contagious Patient

Rabbi Ephraim Glatt, Esq.; Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

The Role of Medical Expertise and Rabbanim in the Pandemic

Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky

Confronting the Pandemic in the Community

Rabbi Mordechai Willig

Dishonest Acquisition of Potentially Life-Saving Care

Rabbi Yossi Sprung; Judah Eisenman

Vaccinating Adults and Children against COVID-19 in Israel and the US

Zvi Ryzman

Vaccine Hesitancy in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Sarah H.D. Becker, MD

Othering the Jews during the Calamitous Black Death of the 14th Century and the COVID-19 Pandemic of the 21st Century

Margot Lurie; Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA

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