439 posts categorized "Med-Ethics"

October 26, 2014: What Jewish Law About Abortion Says About Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…Therefore, in an extremely pressing situation, such as when the fetus suffers from Tay-Sachs or other severe defects, or the fetus is known to be a mamzer, or continuing the pregnancy could cause blindness or deafness to the mother [or...

October 26, 2014: Doctors Perform First Transplants Of Circulatory Death Human Hearts
Comments: 36 | Categories: Med-Ethics , Science
The St Vincent's Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit has carried out the world's first successful distant procurement of hearts donated after circulatory death. These hearts were subsequently resuscitated and then successfully transplanted into patients with end-stage heart failure. And this...

October 22, 2014: Metzitzah B' Peh Warning: New Studies Show Herpes Doubles Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
Comments: 14 | Categories: Chabad , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
Metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off the baby's foreskin is a dangerous practice that can transmit disease, like Herpes Simplex 1. to the infants. Because neonates have very immature immune systems, herpes...

October 14, 2014: Major Haredi Philanthropist Accused Of Being “Serial Violator” Of Nursing Home Regulations, Laws
Comments: 40 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is a major haredi philanthropist. He is also a son-in-law of haredi Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, the rosh yeshiva of Torah Vodaas who has been accused of repeatedly protecting haredi pedophiles. Belsky is also allegedly linked to in...

October 12, 2014: Hadassah Hospital Halts Educational Program For Rabbis On Organ Donation After Pressure From Leading Haredi Rabbi
Comments: 33 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Hadassah tried to teach Orthodox rabbis the science of brain stem death and organ donation so they would better know how to advise families, and a haredi rabbi used his muscle – much of which is based on previous violent...

September 30, 2014: New Study Shows That Pregnant Women Who Fast On Yom Kippur Are Twice As Likely To Have Premature Birth
Comments: 31 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A new study conducted by researchers from the Soroka University Medical Center and Ben Gurion University of the Negev shows that women in the later stages of pregnancy who abstain from food and liquids for 25 hours – the Yom...

September 27, 2014: How Haredi Rabbis' Ignorance Of Science Could Sicken And Even Kill Thousands Of People
Comments: 47 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
A growing number of haredim, including American haredi #2 Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, oppose vaccines. Their opposition, and the opposition of various new age hippie groups and others, endangers the lives of millions of others. This video will explain why: How...

September 16, 2014: Avi Schick Misleads About Dangers Of Controversial Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 29 | Categories: Child Safety , Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics , Religion
Avi Schick, a former deputy attorney general of New York State, has published a deceptive op-ed about metzitzah b' peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bleeding-penis-sucking done by haredi mohels after cutting off a baby's foreskin. How many babies must be killed...

September 15, 2014: Jews Forbidden To Diet On Shabbat And Yom Tov, Zionist Orthodox Rabbi Claims
Comments: 17 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
"Diets that are not undertaken on the doctor's orders are not desirable on the festivals or Shabbat. These dates are designed to affect a spiritual transcendence through physical relaxation and satiety.…It is a mitzvah [Torah commandment] to spoil ourselves with...

September 11, 2014: Leading Haredi Rabbi: Polio, Other Vaccines Are A "Hoax"
Comments: 53 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , Science
Vaccines have repeatedly been proved safe in extensive peer reviewed medical studies. And they have absolutely and without any question saved millions of lives from diseases like polio and whooping cough. But the myth that vaccines cause Autism or other...

September 10, 2014: Orthodox Doctor Continues To Misrepresent Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice
Comments: 30 | Categories: Circumcision , Med-Ethics
Dr. Daniel Berman and two Orthodox coconspirators continue to mislead the public about the dangers of metzitzah b'peh (MBP), the direct mouth to-bleeding-penis sucking done primarily by haredi mohels after removing a baby's foreskin. Above: Dr. Daniel Berman Dr. Daniel...

September 6, 2014: Nigerian Tourist Does Not Have Ebola, Israeli Docs Say
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
A 28-year-old female tourist from Nigeria who was quarantined in Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem Friday does not have Ebola, doctors said today. Nigerian Tourist Does Not Have Ebola, Israeli Docs Say Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 28-year-old female tourist...

September 5, 2014: Heavily Haredi Hospital Gets First Ever Possible Ebola Case In Israel
Comments: 34 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics
A Nigerian health worker visiting Israel as a tourist was hospitalized this afternoon in an isolation ward in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on suspicion that she may Israel’s first case of Ebola. First Possible Ebola Case In Israel...

September 2, 2014: Elderly Man Sucked Into Chabad Mikva’s ‘Black Hole”
Comments: 25 | Categories: Chabad , Med-Ethics
A dip in the men’s mikva at Chabad’s Upper East Side center located at 419 E. 77th Street in Manhattan almost proved extremely dangerous for a synagogue regular who was sucked into the mikva’s uncovered ‘black hole’ and had to...

August 29, 2014: What Killed Haredi Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer? Likely That He Did Not Own A Cellphone
Comments: 63 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
What killed Aaron Sofer might have been two things – inadequate preparation to hike though the forest, which is smaller than New York City’s Central Park but more rugged, and the lack of a cellphone. Above: Aarob Sofer, a"h What...

August 24, 2014: Yeshiva Of Brooklyn Expels Two Physically Disabled Students
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
The Yeshiva of Brooklyn asks two disabled students not to return to school this fall because the school is not accessible for disabled students – an apparent violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. YESHIVA OF BROOKLYN [TALMUDICAL SCHOOL OF...

August 21, 2014: Haredi Circumcision: Who Will Protect New York’s Jewish Children From Preventable Death and Permanent Disability?
Comments: 13 | Categories: Circumcision , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
"…What belief is being burdened by the requirement that the mohel tell the parents the practice is dangerous to infants? Do they have a belief that parents must be ignorant of potential medical harm to their infant? Are they saying...

August 20, 2014: Israel Busts Mob-Connected Organ Trafficking Ring
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Med-Ethics
The ring allegedly ran an extensive trafficking network that preyed on vulnerable poor people (who appear to have been predominantly females) who sold their own organs out of desperation – and frequently only after being coerced and threatened by the...

August 17, 2014: Israel's Shameful Rate Of Organ Donation Gets International Negative Attention
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
Since 2000, one [organ] trafficking prosecution after the next has implicated Israelis in some way. Although recent legal changes have made it less enticing for Israelis to seek transplants overseas, they have contributed to longer wait lists at home. That...

August 3, 2014: Report: NYC To Propose New Regulation On Haredi Mouth-To-Penis Circumcision Sucking "Soon"
Comments: 10 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
“There is an unwillingness on the community’s part to buy into the regulation,” said lawyer Akiva Shapiro, who helped defend the new policy when Orthodox groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging it as an infringement on religious practice. “The city...

July 27, 2014: Report: Residential Health Care Facility Owned By Lakewood Rabbi Mice-Ridden, Filthy, Dangerous
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics
Dover Woods residential healthcare is owned by Erez Healthcare Realty Company of Lakewood, New Jersey. Mice allegedly infest the Toms River, New Jersey facility as residents sit amid stench in urine-fouled clothing. Erez, a for-profit entity, was founded and is...

July 9, 2014: Elderly Haredi Mohel Cuts Off Baby's Penis, Penis Could Not Be Surgically Reattached
Comments: 41 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
An elderly mohel recently cut off the glans and part of the shaft of a baby's penis in a horrible circumcision accident that will seriously impact the child for the rest of his life. Above: file photo Exclusive: Elderly Haredi...

July 1, 2014: OU Gives Kosher Supervision To Injection-Only Prescription Drug – The First Time This Has Ever Been Done
Comments: 22 | Categories: Kosher Business? , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A new injection-only drug has received a hechsher (rabbinic supervision mark) from the Orthodox Union and is the first pharmaceutical prescription drug ever to receive one – a complete innovation in halakha (Jewish law) because the drug is given by...

June 22, 2014: Haredim Fear Dangerous Circumcision Rite Could Be Banned In Israel
Comments: 16 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
Haredim are worried that the Yesh Atid Party will be moving to ban or limit metzitzah b’peh (MBP), the direct mouth-to-bloody-penis sucking done (primarily by haredi and religiously right wing Zionist Orthodox) mohels after cutting off the baby’s foreskin. Haredim...

June 21, 2014: Kabbalist Collapses At Kotel, Allegedly After Week-Long Fast
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , Sefardim
Rabbi Ya'akov Adas – who frequently exhibits symptoms of severe Obsessive Compulsive Syndrome (OCD) – allegedly had been fasting and praying nonstop since learning about the three teenage boys kidnapped in the West Bank June 12. Above: Rabbi Ya'akov Adas...

June 12, 2014: 3 Weeks After Chabad Child Plunges To His Death From 6th Floor Window, Some Families Still Refuse To Install Window Guards
Comments: 17 | Categories: Chabad , Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Med-Ethics
Three weeks after a 21-month-old Chabad boy fell to his death out of an unprotected six-floor window in a Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, some Chabad families with children who live in the same building have still not installed legally mandated...

June 10, 2014: Court Rules Against Family That Refused To Give Boy Chemotherapy After Rabbi Told Them Not To
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
A 14-year-old boy is facing leukemia for the second time. Doctors want to start chemotherapy immediately but the boy and his family are refusing to do so be cause a rabbi told them not to. Court Rules Against Family That...

June 9, 2014: Hospital Rabbi Fired For Embezzlement, Chief Rabbinate Attacks Hospital For Lack Of Kosher Supervision
Comments: 2 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics
Israel’s haredi-controlled Chief Rabbinate is risking the lives of hospital patients, the Health Ministry and Assaf Harofeh Hospital claim, in a cheap bid to force the hospital to rehire or replace a rabbi fired for stealing. Hospital Rabbi Fired For...

June 8, 2014: Knesset To Decide If Doctors Can Kill Terminally Ill Patients
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
A law proposed by Yesh Atid Party MK Ofer Shelah that would legalize mercy killing by doctors was discussed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation today. All of the members of the committee – except for the members from the...

May 24, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Rabbis: Medical Marijuana Use Okay During Shmitta, Recreational Use Forbidden At All Times
Comments: 8 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
"I receive grass as a medication. The shmitta year will begin in four months, and observant IDF disabled veterans have been asking themselves whether the grass should be grown differently [during the shmitta year] like fruits and vegetables [are to...

April 27, 2014: First Rabbinically Approved Safe Sex Anti-HIV Information Published In Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal
"We must understand in the clearest manner that silence has its price. When we fail to talk about a certain issue – it basically doesn't exist in our consciousness, and when it happens – the way to risky behavior is...

March 29, 2014: Women Who Have 4 Or More Babies Have Greater Risk Of Heart Disease
Comments: 8 | Categories: Med-Ethics
Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries – early signs of cardiovascular disease – compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according...

March 27, 2014: Circumcision: Leading Haredi Mohel Refuses To Comply With New York City’s Informed Consent Requirement, City Apparently Does Nothing
Comments: 21 | Categories: Circumcision , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Cohn called the city’s claims that MBP transmits herpes a “blood libel.” He also insists that he will never get written consent from parents performing it. “If they want me to go to jail, I will go to jail,” Cohn...

February 19, 2014: Israeli Court Orders Hospital To Continue Minimal Life Support For Toddler Over Family’s Objections
Comments: 2 | Categories: Israel , Med-Ethics
Yesterday, a Jerusalem court authorized Shaarei Zedek Medical Center to perform an emergency medical procedure to save the life of a 2-year-old girl over the objections of her parents. Israeli Court Orders Hospital To Continue Minimal Life Support For Toddler...

February 14, 2014: Men, Don't Shower Before Or After Using The Mikva, Letter In Der Blatt Says
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics
"…I was surprised to read a letter in your paper suggesting that immersion in the mikva without taking a shower beforehand helps the spread of MRSA infections. Mikva before prayers is a very spiritual practice, and it is thus highly...

February 2, 2014: 2 Haredi Kids Die From Meningitis
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
Two haredi children died early Sunday morning from meningitis. It is unclear based on the available reporting if the children’s parents delayed transporting their children to hospitals due to Shabbat restrictions. 2 Haredi Kids Die From Meningitis Shmarya Rosenberg •...

January 30, 2014: Scandal-Ridden Haredi-Owned Home Healthcare Agency Greenlighted By State Health Department, Despite Record Of Alleged Medicaid Fraud And Patient Abuse
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Americare Certified Special Services, controlled by haredi bigwig Martin “Elly” Kleinman, is poised to get an expanded license on the recommendation of the New York State Health Department, despite years of lawsuits and regulatory actions against it for alleged Medicaid...

January 19, 2014: In Israel, Calling An Ambulance To Save Your Life May Cost You Money
Comments: 24 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
If a person needs to be taken to a hospital emergency room to be treated or evaluated, Israel’s various health insurers won’t pay for the ambulance ride to the hospital if the patient is not admitted to the hospital by...

January 9, 2014: Woman Dies When Nursing Home In Haredi City Refuses To Call Doctor On Shabbat
Comments: 21 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
“Your mother will be the first to be seen by the doctor when he arrives on Sunday morning…” the nurse allegedly said, “when the doctor returns from his day off – Shabbat.” Woman Dies When Nursing Home In Haredi City...

December 4, 2013: Haredi Rabbi Says Not Sucking Baby's Penis At Circumcision Heresy, Part 2
Comments: 13 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
For those very of few of you who were too dishonest to admit the truth last week, here's more proof that Rabbi Moshe Meiselman – the haredi nephew of Rabbi J.B. Soleveichik who falsely claims what he teaches are his...

November 29, 2013: Not Sucking Baby's Penis After Removing Foreskin Is Heresy, Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 41 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
According to Rabbi Moshe Meiselman…whenever Chazal make a statement about realia, and do not indicate that they are speaking tentatively, then they are correct, and to doubt them is heresy. Rabbi Meiselman thus states, with regard to metzitzah [b'peh, the...

November 19, 2013: 60% Of Haredi Women Do Not Take Their Babies For Hearing Evaluations – Even Though The Evaluations Are Free
Comments: 11 | Categories: Child Safety , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
Six out of 10 haredi women don’t take their babies for free hearing checks, Tel Aviv University hearing researcher Dr. Sarah Ingber reportedly told the Knesset today. The Jerusalem Post reports: Six out of 10 ultra-Orthodox women don’t take their...

November 10, 2013: Haredi Rabbi Caught Cheating On EMT Test, State Voids Results Of 25 Test-Takers, Changes Test
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
“I didn’t take any pictures of the exam. I don’t know why anybody would make such an accusation,” Max reportedly said – despite the fact that a fellow test-taker had caught him on camera doing so. Rabbi Ezra Max snapping...

October 31, 2013: Haredi, Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Oppose HPV Vaccine Over Modesty Fears
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
“There’s certainly no place for such a vaccination in a religious school, since it rests on the fundamental assumption that the girls are steeped in the sins of Western culture, in which girls give their bodies to men and don’t...

October 17, 2013: Israeli Haredi Women Have Less Breast Cancer Than Secular Women But Poorer Survival Rates
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics
"Haredi women are characterized by a different lifestyle compared to secular women. They start giving birth at an earlier age and have more children, and so the breast cancer which develops in their body is on a different hormonal background,...

October 15, 2013: Breslov Hasidim Fly Days Old Infants To Uman To Circumcise Them On Rabbi Nachman’s Grave, Sparking Outrage, Concern
Comments: 27 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, a Stoliner hasid who has served as chief rabbi of Ukraine for about 23 years, also reportedly attacked the new Breslov custom. “I don’t understand why people would bring a baby to a rabbi’s grave for...

October 8, 2013: Kosher Chicken Infested With Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Comments: 6 | Categories: Kosher Scandal , Med-Ethics
For reasons researchers could not be explain, kosher chickens had almost twice the amount of antibiotic-resistant E. coli as regular chicken and organic chicken. Kosher Chicken Infested With Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria...

September 29, 2013: The New York Times On Dangerous Haredi Circumcision Practice And NYC's Mayoral Candidates
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics
Both the endorsed Republican and Democratic mayoral candidates have apparently decided to disregard the health and safety of haredi babies in exchange for the bloc votes of those babies' parents. A Chabad mohel performs metzitzah b'peh in Brooklyn late last...

September 23, 2013: Illegal Borough Park Sukkah Blocks Street, Fire Hydrant
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
An illegal hasidic sukkah located on 54th Street between 13th and 14th Avenues blocks access to a fire hydrant – and also narrows the street so much that it is difficult for emergency vehicles to pass. Please click to enlarge:...

September 16, 2013: Ethically Challenged New York City Councilman Proposes Bill To Forbid City From Regulating Dangerous Circumcision Practice
Comments: 6 | Categories: Circumcision , Haredim , Med-Ethics
“This is one of the most outrageous examples of government intruding into the ability of residents to freely practice their religion without restrictions based on questionable findings. I continue to be outraged that the city took this incredibly misguided step...


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