Rav Asher Weiss On Medical Issues, #2

With his mastery of halachah, leadership, and open heart and door to every Jew who needs him, Rav Asher Weiss, shlita, has quickly become known as one of the leaders of our generation.

In this compendium of Rav Weiss’s maamarim and teshuvos, numerous medical halachic issues are addressed.

Some of the topics included are:

The obligation of proper hygiene and of preventative measures

Relying on scientific and medical knowledge in halachah

Appropriate conduct during an epidemic

Endangering oneself to provide aid to one whose life is not in jeopardy

Volunteering for experimental treatment

The degree of liability for someone who infected others

Cremation versus donation of a body for scientific research

Allocation of tzedakah funds between yeshivos and hospitals

HaGaon HaRav Asher Weiss, shlita, is a towering Torah giant and one of the world’s leading Torah sages and orators. Rav Weiss possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish law and is known for his eloquence, insight, and clarity. His lectures are broadcast throughout Israel and across the globe to tens of thousands, and he speaks to all types of Jews. One of the world’s leading authorities in the area of medical halachah, he is contacted regularly by rabbis and Torah scholars from around the world, spanning the full spectrum of Jewish life, for his rulings and advice in all areas of Jewish law.

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