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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Category: Science & Medical Ethics

DNA Evidence in Mamzeirut Cases: How Much Reality Can and Should Halakhah Acknowledge

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on December 2, 2016

Science and Halakhah: Sympathies and Strategies

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on December 2, 2016

Should Facts Affect Faith?

by Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Posted on December 2, 2016

The Strange Fate of Astrology in Jewish Thought and Law

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz
Posted on October 27, 2016

Folk Science and Folk Theology

by Dr. Samuel Lebens
Posted on October 26, 2016

Getting to the Heart of the Brain Death Debate

by Dr. Daniel Reifman
Posted on October 26, 2016

Science and Religious Consciousness

by Rabbi Dr. David Shatz
Posted on October 26, 2016

The Genesis of Life: Stem Cell Research, Cloning and the Jewish Tradition

by RK Dina Najman
Posted on October 26, 2016

Science and Halakha: Sympathies and Strategies

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on October 26, 2016

A Rabbi and a Scientist Walk into a Room…

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on September 26, 2016

Can new discoveries in science and advances in technology bring about changes in halakha? The question is not whether halakha can address phenomena that did not exist in the time of the Talmud, such as electricity, surrogate motherhood, and organ transplants; that is the regular work of halakha.…

Non-Heart-Beating Donation from Brain Dead Patients: Rav Ahron Soloveichik’s Solution

by Rabbi Asher Lopatin
Posted on September 22, 2016

Non-Heart-Beating Donation  from Brain Dead Patients: Rav Ahron Soloveichik’s Solution From “Halakhic Realities,” pp. 253-261  I. THE POSITION OF RABBI AHRON SOLOVEICHIK Rabbi Ahron Soloveichik is generally seen as a great opponent of using brain death to define the end of life.…

Sex Selection and Halakhic Ethics: A Contemporary Discussion

by Dr. Michelle Friedman, MD
Posted on July 5, 2016

This originally appeared in Tradition in 2007. To read the article, click here.…