Medical Ethics: Mental Health and Mitzvot

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Feb 11, 2019
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1 hr 29 min 31 sec
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Berachot: 19b Berachot: 20a Chagiga: 3b Taanit: 22b Avoda Zara: 28a 

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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.

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