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Health care for all: It’s an American — and a Jewish — imperative

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/health_care_for_all_its_an_american_8212_and_a_jewish_8212_imperative_20120

From antiquity to the 20th century, preventive medicine was not bad. The Torah (Leviticus 12-13) already knows about quarantine as a method to contain communicative diseases, and the Talmud knows about such things as the importance of fruits and vegetables in one’s diet, the dangers of obesity, and many other aspects of taking care of our health that our doctors still recommend today.

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