Tradition, Obligation, and Healthcare

By Leonard A. Sharzer

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2005

The author draws a connection between Jewish values and healthcare and the welfare of others. In reflecting on healthcare in the United States and its problems, he provides a brief history of the current system of medical insurance. The memory that we were strangers in the land of Egypt, he urges, must translate to the world of healthcare and guide a new single-payer system of healthcare that is closer to what our rabbis and prophets envisioned.

Topic: Communal Responsibility, Communal Memory, Health and Healing, Public Policy, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.624

Page Number(s): 5-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sharzer, Leonard A. Tradition, Obligation, and Healthcare. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2005: 5-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7074


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