Obamacare and Halacha

The Ramifications of the Affordable Care Act Under Jewish Law

April 07, 2014

The Halachic and Hashkafic Parameters of the Mitzvah of 'V'Rapo Ye'Rapeh' - 'You Shall Surely Heal.'

Presented by Rabbi Tzvi Flaum

Rabbi Flaum is a professor of Jewish Studies and Mashgiach Ruchani at Lander College for Women in Manhattan, as well as the chairman of the Vaad Harabbanim of Far Rockaway and Lawrence. He served as the rabbi of Congregation Kneseth Israel (“The White Shul”) in Far Rockaway for 13 years, the rav of the Torah Center of Hillcrest and the chairman of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens.

Am I My Brother's Keeper?: The Communal Obligation to Provide Health Care for Others.

Presented by Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer  

Rabbi Bechhofer is a Rebbe and Maggid Shiur at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach and Yeshivas Ohr Reuven, both in Monsey, NY, Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA) in New York and Bat Torah Academy in Paramus, NJ. He has served as an instructor for Daf Yomi cycles in both Talmud Bavli and Talmud Yerushalmi and as a scholar in residence and lecturer in numerous venues. He is an editor at Artscroll/Mesora Publications and has published many essays in major Orthodox Jewish periodicals.

Limited Resources, Scarce Funds: How Do We Decide Who Gets Treated First?

Presented by Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss

Rabbi Weiss, M.D., is the rabbi of the Young Israel of Hillcrest in Queens and an adjunct assistant professor of Biology at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. He lectures frequently on bioethics and has served on a number of bioethics committees and as a member of the Geirus Commission of the RCA.