Medical Ethics: Mental Health and Mitzvot
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Feb 11, 2019
- 1 hr 29 min 31 sec
References: Berachot: 19b, Berachot: 20a, Chagiga: 3b, Taanit: 22b, Avoda Zara: 28a
How can Halachah take Mental Health into consideration, when so much of the scientific understanding is new?; Mental Illness as a form of makkah shel challal; The four impacts of mental illness and emotional disorders which halachah considers: (1) threat to life; (2) great burdens of pain and stress; (3) incapacity for mitzvot; (4) prevention of future mitzvot. Not psak, not medical advice.