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Mi-Dor Le-Dor: Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Mi-Dor Le-Dor: Genetics and Genetic Diseases

Jewish Legal and Ethical Perspectives

By Deena Zimmerman

This book provides Jewish families with an up-to-date overview of human genetics, its impact on health, and Jewish legal issues. The focus is on genetic diseases most common in those of Jewish descent, including preventative strategies and support of families affected. It is written in a fashipn that is understandable by all readers. The book brings much needed order and compassion to the field of Jewish genetics.

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Her practical suggestions are a blessing to parents struggling to raise special children.Review by Chana Henkin, Dean of Nishmat
Dr. Deena Zimmerman has once again produced a important book. Avoiding jargon, she provides the intelligent lay person with straightforward medical information. Fluent in both halacha and medicine, in theory and practice, her practical suggestions are a blessing to parents struggling to raise special children. This is a book that brings much-needed order and compassion to the field of Jewish genetics. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
Exceptionally comprehensible overview of the basic science of geneticsReview by Joyce E. Fox, Division of Medical Genetics
This book is an exceptionally comprehensible overview of the basic science of genetics and its impact on ethics, halachic issues and human disease, specifically but not limited to, Jewish Genetic Diseases. This book is packed with factual information and is written in a fashion that is understandable by all readers whether or not they are in the medical field. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
It is a subject that fascinates people who are interested in uncovering their ancestryReview by Dr. Israel Drazin
The subject of genetics is on TV daily, especially in crime shows. It is a subject that fascinates people who are interested in uncovering their ancestry, where their ancestors came from. Among Jews some are interested if their ancestors were “kohanim, “priests, descendants of Moses’ brother Aaron, or whether their ancestors were Ashkenazic or Sephardic Jews, from Germanic or Spanish countries. But, more importantly, they are also interested in finding out if their family suffers from genetic diseases common to Jews and how Jewish laws and ethics address these conditions. Dr. Deena Zimmerman is an expert in this area.

The book is divided into three sections. The first part discusses “The Science and Ethics of Genetics” in 112 pages. Dr. Zimmerman addresses subjects such as what is genetics, the connection between genetics and Judaism, gender selection, abortion, and consanguineous marriages. Her second section of over 150 pages lists and discusses dozens of diseases with a Jewish association, such as Tay-Sachs. Her third section of about 40 pages contains practical suggestions to parents who are struggling how to cope with children having these conditions, including how to deal with the death of a child. She includes a three page “Index of Jewish and Halachic Concepts” and indicates the pages where they are discussed. (Posted on 5/12/2015)

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Additional Info

Additional Info

ISBN 978-1602801639
Pages 320
Format Softcover
SKU ktav2444
Publisher Ktav Publishing House