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Nasogastric Feeding and Kashrut

Nasogastric Feeding and Kashrut Question: לכבוד הרבנים ומרן הגאב׳ד שליט׳א A patient who is being fed through a nasogastric (NG) tube: does he need to check as to whether the feed contains only kosher ingredients or not? Most are milk based Many Thanks Answer: No, this form of ingesting is not considered eating according to halacha and there is no kashrus concern. Sources: See Shu"t Tzitz Eliezer 14:70, Maha ...

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Cohen Doctor Learning on Cadavers

Question: Hi, I´m a Cohen doctor, ENT surgeon with subspecialties in Pediatric ENT and Otology. We´re considering moving to Israel and would like to know if i can work at any hospital in Israel or should i limit my search for an halachically focused hospital which limits my options both in terms of parnasa as well as professional growth (although not necesarlly). Also, as I progress in my capabilities I fee ...

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Swapping Shifts in Hospital on Shabbos

Question: שלום It has become commonplace for observant frum doctors in חוץ לארץ to swap their shabbos shifts with non- jewish colleagues in order to avoid חילול שבת. It is (in my experience) virtually impossible to do this on a regular basis particularly on Friday afternoons of winter months when shabbos begins early in the afternoon. שאלה: if one works in a hospital where there are possibly a number of jew ...

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