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    • shalom
    • 07.02.12 | 08:42 (IST)

    Nina - The answer to your question is that the verse in Exodus 21:19 establishes the permission for a Torah observant Jew to avail themselves of the medical services of the doctors and the medicine of whatever generation they are living in. It goes without saying that in any given time period there may be certain practices or certain procedures that are problematic from a halachik standpoint and each one has to be assessed to clarify that there are no other halachik issues involved. But again in essence the Torah itself permits an observant person to seek out and avail themselves of the medicine and healing practices of the time in which they live.

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