This Female Heart Surgeon is Also an Orthodox Jew

Orthodox women are often stereotyped as being nothing more than a slave to the household, relegated to standing in the back of a shul. The thing is, many Orthodox women take pride in the way they take care of the home, where they pray — and there are many that do so much in addition […]

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What’s the Torah Perspective on Genetic Testing?

Dear Jew in the City- I saw your article about marrying cousins. That could cause some genetic issues. What’s the Orthodox Jewish perspective on genetic testing? Thank you, Sophie Dear Sophie- “What’s the Orthodox Jewish perspective on genetic testing?” To me, that’s like asking, “What’s the Orthodox Jewish perspective on flossing?” It’s neither an obligation […]

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Orthodox Women in Medicine Combat Discrimination in the U.S.

Managing busy families, religious law and saving lives during the scariest time for health professionals in recent history, Orthodox Jewish Women in medicine are a whole different class of hero. The Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA) and Orthodox Jewish Nurses’ Association (OJNA) aim to make this seemingly impossible balance easier, by matching mentors, answering […]

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What is the Torah View of Marijuana Use?

Hi JITC- What is the Torah view of Marijuana use? Is there a difference between medical and recreational use? Thanks, T.K. Dear T.K.- This past summer, my wife and I vacationed in Utah. One of the tourist destinations recommended online was the Brigham Young University Museum of Paleontology (which is really fun to say). My […]

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