Category Archive: Health

Healthy Lifestyles

Excellent and lengthy article regarding self-preservation according to halacha; discussion topics include obesity, smoking, and vaccinations.  Multiple sources quoted.

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VeNiShmartem – Positive or Negative Commandment?

Food for thought regarding the pasuk in Devarim (4:15) that is often quoted as a source to “guard one’s health”.

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Guard Your Life

Interesting article that includes sources for taking good care of your health.

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Grant Awarded to First Jewish Camp Focused on Active Living, Culinary Arts, and Nutrition

Normally we eat too much in summer camps.  This camp is a little different…

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Bible Guy Gets Physical

Fun book review of A.J. Jacobs’ new book “Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection” (A.J. Jacobs is also the author of “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible”).

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Does the Torah Encourage Exercise or Consider it a Waste of Time?

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The Mitzvot of Health and Exercise; Practical Directions and Mystical Insights

A Rabbi extols the virtues of exercise, good health, martial arts, and Chinese medicine.

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Exercising 10 Minutes a Day Can Boost Life Expectancy

Don’t think this means you ONLY have to exercise 10 minutes a day… 😉

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