Chaplaincy Commission Update

From the desk of Rabbi Leonard (Yehuda) Blank, MS, BCC
Director of Chaplaincy Commission and External Affairs
Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim

So many things are going on in the world today. Some exciting, some frightening, some it can’t be true, some I cannot believe it is so. Whatever the case, we always’ say everything is minhashamayim and if you ask our Gedolim, they will say that is so and we should continue to have Emunah true faith and Btochim in the Aibershta. But, we also must do our hishtadlis. We have to do our part in doing what is best, what is correct, what is the right thing to do. For instance, dealing with medical issues, concerns and decisions – we often seek advice from the rabbi’s who we are familiar with and surely those who are knowledgeable in various areas of halacha and medical expertise. Should a rabbi not be familiar with certain medical information, he would be willing with permission of the patient or health care proxy to speak to a doctor or medical team when necessary and discuss the situation with the patient and or health care proxy.  [...Click headline above for more...] 

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