Medical Halacha, Morality, Philanthropy, and Politics
A few miscellaneous links of interest -
The Rationalist Medical Halachist is back! This time he has written an in-depth article on giving medical treatment to gentiles on Shabbos. You can read it at this link.
Reader Nathan Elberg has written an interesting essay about this history of morality and whether it is universal, which you can read at this link: A Fool’s Paradise Is a Wise Man’s Hell.
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz is a family friend and a major supporter of the Biblical Museum of Natural History. He is well known for his philanthropic endeavors in many areas, especially fertility treatments. Yesterday, he gave a spontaneous gift that was not only touching but also an outstanding kiddush Hashem, in the most unlikely of places: Businessman Buys 400 American Soldiers Meals During Airport Layover
Here is a superb and concise essay about the Israel-Arab conflict, perfect for sharing with those who need a very brief introduction to it: 10 things you didn’t know about the Israeli-Arab conflict