web analytics
June 30, 2015 / 13 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

By:
Chronicles-logo

No one can presume to know where an extra helpful piece of information can come in handy! A doctor just told one relative of mine that his son never had cancer — this AFTER half of the son’s ear was removed. What fool blindly puts his or her faith in a single doctor today? The Internet may not have been essential to responsible patient care in R’ Moshe Feinstein’s time, but then again by that reasoning Hatzolah should be assur on Shabbos since it was not around when the Shulchan Aruch was written.

Let me state that I was doing the best I could in a potentially life-threatening situation with what little information I had at the time, and all of the halachic (or medical) Monday-morning quarterbacking in the world will never shake my belief that Hashem is absolutely proud of me and the nurse for what we did. Shame on that woman (who didn’t let me use her Internet) for failing to do the same.

No Regrets

Dear No Regrets,

No sense in going into detail again about your being mechalel Shabbos. In that vein, I humbly suggest that you consult your Orthodox rabbi (believing that you have one) and hear his knowledgeable take on the matter.

As for your conviction that the Internet is a reliable resource for medical evaluations, there are two groups of people that should never consult the Internet for a medical opinion in a medical emergency, on any day of the week: those of Jewish origin and those of non-Jewish origin.

The “information superhighway” will offer you dozens of diagnoses for every medical symptom — most of them from unreliable sources. In a real emergency, turning to the Internet instead of seeking prompt medical attention may end up causing you serious complications.

In regards to your clueless hubby, if you truly felt you needed to keep your spouse in the dark about your sudden apprehensiveness concerning a possible medical emergency, there is trouble in paradise. While you are consulting with your rabbi about halacha and chilul Shabbos, you might want to confer with him about seeking marital counseling. He may just help you get to the bottom of some unresolved issues that are weighing on you.

Good luck!

About the Author: We encourage women and men of all ages to send in their personal stories via email to rachel@jewishpress.com or by mail to Rachel/Chronicles, c/o The Jewish Press, 4915 16th Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11204. If you wish to make a contribution and help agunot, your tax-deductible donation should be sent to The Jewish Press Foundation. Please make sure to specify that it is to help agunot, as the foundation supports many worthwhile causes.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Fortress Rachel (Rachel's Tomb)
Netanyahu Warns World Leaders to Take A Stand on Terrorism in Israel
Latest Sections Stories
Respler-062615

It is very hard to build a healthy marriage when you do not have good role models.

On-The-Bookshelf-logo

My best book is one that hasn’t been published yet.

We tend to justify and idealize this division with pride attributing these tendencies as demonstrating a higher level of kedushah.

Everyone in the kehilla can get involved, she added, and mothers can network with each other.

On her first ever trip to Israel last week, popular radio talk-show personality and clinical psychologist Dr. Joy Browne, whose spirited broadcasts regularly attract millions of listeners across North America, paid a visit to OneFamily headquarters in Jerusalem in order to learn more about the physical and emotional challenges faced by victims of terror in […]

With the famous Touro Synagogue, a variety of mansions, each with its own distinct personality, as well as the beautiful coast, Rhode Island makes for an excellent vacation spot.

To avoid all this waste and unnecessary anxiety, let’s break the task down step by step and tackle each one at a time.

While there are those who insist they need full-color photos to be truly entranced by a recipe, I suggest you get over that particular requirement because the written word here will draw you in and cause you to salivate as you peruse the recipes scattered throughout The Well-Spiced Life (Israel Book Shop).

For those who couldn’t go off base, a personal parcel was priceless in its ability to convey a feeling of home.

With the danger of being discovered always a possibility, the partisans not only moved around in the forest, but also eliminated any collaborators.

We never cease to be students, even when we are no longer in school. Therefore, everyone can learn from these elements of thought.

Whether the rest of us admit it or not, covers draw our attentions and create the initial impressions we have with books.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/family/chronicles-of-crises/chronicles-of-crises-in-our-communities-241/2013/06/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: