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.