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Gifts of the Body

Amending the Jewish take on organ and whole body donation

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Can Israel’s Medical Diplomacy Make It the Cuba of the Middle East?

Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines

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After Years of Delays, Orthodox Women’s EMT Corps Due To Launch in Brooklyn

Ezras Nashim will provide emergency medical care for female patients in Boro Park while maintaining standards of modesty

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Reading Maimonides With Sherwin B. Nuland

The surgeon and writer, who died this month, tackled life’s tough questions

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A Flourishing $40 Million Medical Marijuana Industry Helps Israelis Forget

On a kibbutz south of Tel Aviv, medical marijuana helps soothe the pain of cancer patients and Holocaust survivors

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Praying for My Patients

As a doctor, I know there’s a power higher than me. That’s why I pray every day for the people I’m treating.

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D.C.’s Marijuana Reform Rabbi

Jeffrey Kahn and his wife are set to open one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington, D.C.

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Playing the Odds

This week’s parasha teaches us that in matters of life and death, it’s best to just close our eyes, roll the dice, and trust in blind luck

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Sore

When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies

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Jewish Abortion Technician

After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk

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Measles Rash

Immunization fears lead to another outbreak among New York’s ultra-Orthodox

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Body Politic

What makes a body Jewish?

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The Good Doctor

Examining Maimonides with Sherwin Nuland