THE MEDICAL HALACHA CENTER
It is fair to say that health issues are often the most critical and urgent area of our daily lives. Aside from the specific medical problem being addressed, Torah observant patients, caregivers, and physicians alike face countless halachic questions, oftentimes extraordinarily complex, and many of which demand immediate attention. Authoritative and timely answers to these questions are vital for the welfare of the patient – sometimes involving life-and-death decisions- as well as providing guidance and peace of mind to the family.
Yet, scholars who possess the scholarship necessary to address these critical issues are few and far between. Given the daunting amount of Halachic knowledge, understanding of the human body, and practical hands-on experience necessary to render authoritative decisions with regards to Medical Halacha, leaves the responsibility of guiding and rendering Halachic decisions on the shoulders of just a few select Poskim.
Enter the Medical Halacha Center of the Bais HaVaad.
The MHC was established to address this pressing need. The Bais HaVaad developed a group of accomplished Poskim with years of shimush and vast experience in Psak, to dedicate a number of years focusing on this specialized area of Halacha. They have endeavored this rigorous training in both the halachic and practical applications of all types of medical situations. The group will be developing a “Medical Halacha Community” bringing together these Halachic experts with the leaders of the medical field to develop a multi-level learning track for physicians, nurses, and medical students nation-wide through a cloud based learning infrastructure as well as a 24 hr. confidential consultation line for both doctor and patient alike.
This initiative is endorsed by the Gedolim and is led by the Rosh Kollel Rav Eliezer Gewirtzman, who is the leading Posek at Chayim Aruchim of the Agudath Israel as well.
This grassroots initiative is definitely history in the making.
So please….Get involved!