The questions start with, “What is permissible or not on Shabbos?” but don’t end there. This incredible work - the fruit of years of specialization in the area by Rabbi Michah Cohn - cover areas such as Shabbos, Yom Tov, endangering oneself to help others, shidduchim, pregnancy, and birth, end of life issues, and the under-explored but fascinating and crucial subject of mental health.
In his encyclopedic and engaging style, Rabbi Cohn finds sources, parallels, and examples from the length and breadth of Jewish life and scholarship to illustrate contemporary questions and issues. Though extremely practical, it is not a practical guide to medical halachah. It is a unique, thought-provoking overview and appreciation of these complex issues. Of great interest to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals, this valuable work will be an indispensable resource to all fascinated about Torah guidance in the realms of medicine and mental health.
“This work is written with brilliance and clarity and will be a great asset to clarify serious issues in the field of medicine which today there is a great need for.”
Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky, Rosh Yeshiva, Talmudic Academy of Philadelphia
“The author did a great thing by giving direction in these serious areas so they shouldn’t be left to each individual to decide on their own. It is also a great asset to Torah scholars in understanding the intricacies of these questions and relevant halachic sources to properly render halachic decisions on these matters.”
Rabbi Yaakov Efrayim Forcheimer, Senior Poseik, Beth Medrash Govoha
About Rabbi Micha Cohn
Rabbi Micha Cohn is a halachah writer for the Business Halachah Institute, and a maggid shiur at Yeshivah Meor HaTalmud. Rabbi Cohn founded the Medical Halachah Email for Professionals in 2011 to explore halachic issues in medicine and mental health. Currently, it has a readership of hundreds of observant medical and mental-health professionals from around the world. Rabbi Cohn studied in Beth Medrash Govoha and Mesivta Tifereth Jerusalem, and interned at the Beis Hora’ah of Karlsberg and Beis Din of Philadelphia. He received semichah from Rabbi Shraga Feivel Zimmerman, presently Av Beis Din of Gateshead, England, and from Rabbi Ahron Felder, zt”l, of the Beis Din of Philadelphia.