JEWISH TEACHINGS ON HEALTH

Guest Blog by The Schwartz Collection on Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights v’nishmartem meod l’nafshotechem (“Be extremely protective of your lives.”) (Deuteronomy 4:15). You may not in any way weaken your health or shorten your life. Only if the body is healthy is it an efficient instrument for the spirit’s activity….Therefore you should avoid everything Read More

Biblical Birth Control

A Guest Blog with thanks to Salon.com and author Elissa Strauss      When the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases about the conflict between new healthcare mandates and religion, it sparked a heated conversation on the religious rights of for-profit corporations. In Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, the Court will Read More

The World to Come

It’s an individual Jew’s ultimate reward, but the nature of the World to Come has always been disputed. By Rabbi Louis Jacobs – Guest Blogger The World to Come usually refers to one of three things: the way the world will be in the End of Days when the righteous are resurrected; a world of Read More

Kosher Dieting

Kosher Dieting Great tips to stay healthy. Guest Blog By Leah Koenig Dieting–the practice of controlling one’s food and drink intake with the hopes of losing weight–is a fascinating and frustrating phenomenon. With near-religious fervor, American dieters purchase protein shakes, juicers, or a slew of expensive packaged meals from dieting services–and, more often than not, Read More

1 in 4 Jews is a carrier of a “Jewish” genetic disorder

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Jews and Abortion

by guest author,  Dennis Prager One of the most frequent questions Christians ask me as a Jew is, “Why aren’t Jews committed to protecting the unborn?” Bad Breath Remedy The question is not asked in anger. The questioners are truly confused. Christians think of Jews as the people who brought the greatest value system into Read More

Shock over “Holocaust” Homework Assignment

As fellow human beings, we must all be shocked, that an eighth-grade teacher in Rialto, CA. would have the gall to ask his students to write a paper expressing their opinions about whether or not the Holocaust actually happened.  The teacher can only be called an anti-Semite of the worst kind.  Any idiot with a Read More

Jewish Healing Practices: Renaming in the face of serious illness

By Guest Blogger: Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub Every person has three names: One her father and mother gave, one others call, and one she acquires herself. –Ecclesiastes Rabbah, 7:1:3 Judaism, like many if not all faiths and traditions, has a lot to say about illness, suffering, and loss–and much to offer people in their search Read More

What Does the Bible Say About Bread?

Today, we hear constantly about how bad bread is for your health and how gluten is responsible for virtually every health problem from diabetes to obesity to fatigue and so much more.  If grains are so bad then why have they been the staple of our diets for thousands of years and why are grains Read More

Don’t Give Up on God – Psalm 42

This poor soul is in the midst of a faith crisis.  They are suffering and they are looking for a sign that God is there for them.  Psalm 42 (full text below) tells the story of someone who feels abandoned by God.  We’ve all had pain and suffering in our lives.  As we confront this Read More

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