Tag: jewish law

Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: What Does Halachah Say?

With the recent boom in direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing, more than thirty million individuals have taken the test. Until recently, these tests were done primarily to explore the general ancestry origin of the consumer. Many people want to know from which regions of the world their parents or grandparents...

Kesser Dovid: The Halachic Guide to Dentistry

When I left yeshivah and began dental school almost thirty years ago, several of my friends remarked that I had chosen a “good” field because there are not too many halachic issues to contend with in dentistry. Within the first few days I realized that this was simply not...