There’s a huge body of evidence on vaccinations that suggests that the choice of whether to vaccinate or not – and whether Jewish schools are halachically and legally allowed to prevent non-vaccinated children from attending – is very far from being clear-cut.
We recently published an article by Miriam Mandel which called on parents to stop viewing people with a different view on vaccinations as ‘the enemy’. In the interest of fair coverage, the editors have decided to republish an article written by R. Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz in 2013, which defends the practice of vaccination. Although R. Breitowitz’s article Read more
The great vaccination debate: Why we need to remember that other parents are not the enemy In the past few years, an increasing number of Jewish families have been choosing to opt-out of vaccinating themselves and their children. Nearly always, this decision has been made after the parents spent a great deal of time educating Read more