Faculty Profile

Selected Publications

E. Reichman, “Shared Biological Paternity in Rabbinic Literature: From Goliath to Mitochondrial DNA and the Three-Parent Embryo,” Koroth, in press. 

E. Reichman, “Confessions of a Would-be Forger: The Medical Diploma of Tobias Cohn (Tuvia Ha-Rofeh) and Other Jewish Medical Graduates of the University of Padua,” in press.

E. Reichman, “The Valmadonna Trust Broadside Collection and a Virtual Reunion of the Jewish Medical Students of Padua,” Verapo Yerapei: Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Synagogue, in press.

E. Reichman, “The History of the Jewish Medical Student Dissertation: An Evolving Jewish Tradition,” in press.

E. Reichman, “The Riddle of Samson and the Spontaneous Generation of Bees: The Bugonia Myth, the Crosspollination that Wasn’t, and the Heter for Honey That Might Have Been,” in Menachem Butler and Marian E. Frankston, eds., Essays for a Jewish Lifetime: Burton D. Morris Jubilee Volume  (New York: Hakirah Press), in press.

E. Reichman, “Zika Virus in Halakhah,” Jewish Action 77:2(Winter 2016), 28-31.

E. Reichman, “A Letter from a Torah Sage of the 18th Century to the Medical Faculty of the University of Halle (January, 1763): The Selective Deference of Rabbi Yonatan Eybeschutz to Medical Expertise as a Lesson in the Complex Relationship Between Medicine and Halakhah,” Verapo Yerapei: Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Synagogue 6(2015), 89-112.

E. Reichman, “Ebola: A New Disease with an Ancient Tradition,” Jewish Action 75:3(Spring 2015), 62-69.

E. Reichman, “A Matter of Life ‘in’ Death: Post Mortem Cesarean Section in History and Halakhah,” K. Collins, E. Reichman and A. Steinberg, eds., In the Pathways of Maimonides: Studies in Maimonides, Medical Ethics, and Jewish Law- A Tribute to Dr. Fred Rosner(Maimonides Research Institute: Haifa, 2015), 195-226.

E. Reichman, “Pidyon Ha-Ben (Redemption of the Firstborn) in the 21st Century: An Appendix to Shulhan Arukh,” Verapo Yerapei: Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Synagogue 5(2014), 261-287. 

E. Reichman, “The Anatomy of Prayer,” in D. Z. Feldman and S. W. Halpern, eds., Mitoch HaOhel: Tefillah (Yeshiva University Press, 2014), 37-52.

E. Reichman, “The Mandate of Genetic Testing,” Torah to Go(December 18, 2012), 79-81.

E. Reichman, “Are Two Heads Really Better Than One? Halakhic issues relating to conjoined twins and a two-headed person,” Verapo Yerapei : Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine 4(2012), 25-49.

E. Reichman, “The Ethics of Disconnecting Pacemakers and Defibrillators,” Letter to the Editor, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society 63(Spring 2012).

E. Reichman, “From Maimonides the Physician to the Physician at Maimonides Medical Center: The Training of the Jewish Medical Student throughout the Ages,” Verapo Yerape: The Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine 3(2011), 1-25.

E. Reichman, “The Resuscitation of Halakhah: An Animated Discussion,” in D. Z. Feldman and S. W. Halpern, eds., Mitoch HaOhel: The Haftorahs  (Yeshiva University Press, 2011), 31-43.

E. Reichman, “Kidney Donation in Jewish Law: A testimony to the progress of science and medical halakha,” Jewish Action, 71:2(Winter 2010), 18-19.

E. Reichman, “Tazria and childbirth: An open and shut case,” in D. Z. Feldman and S. W. Halpern, eds., Mitokh Ha-Ohel (Yeshiva University Press, 2010), 263-276.

E. Reichman, “Midrash, miracles and motherhood: The birth of Dinah and the definition of maternity,” Verapo Yerape: The Journal of Torah and Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2(2010), 15-47.

E. Reichman, “Anatomy and the doctrine of the seven-chamber uterus in rabbinic literature,” Hakirah 9(Winter, 2010), 245-265.

F. Rosner and E. Reichman, “Payment for organ donation in Jewish law,” in A. Levine, ed., Oxford Handbook of Judaism and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2010), 324-339.

E. Reichman, “Is there life after life: Superfetation in medical, historical and rabbinic literature,” in J. Wiesen, ed., And You Shall Surely Heal (Yeshiva University Press, 2009), 39-55. (revised version of earlier article)

E. Reichman, published response to letter to the editor, Jewish Action 69:4(Summer, 2009), 2-4. 

E. Reichman, “What does Halacha say about vaccination?” Jewish Action 69:2(Winter, 2008), 10-14. 

E. Reichman, “Is there life after life: Superfetation in rabbinic literature,” inA. Axelrod and M. Oppenheim, eds., Shalom Rav (self publication, 2008), 99-112.

F. Rosner, H. Goldstein, E. Reichman, eds., Studies in Jewish Medical Ethics(Hojers Forlag; Denmark, 2008).

E. Reichman, “The human genome project and its impact on the Jewish family,”  in F. Rosner, H. Goldstein, E. Reichman, eds., Studies in  Jewish Medical Ethics(Hojers Forlag; Denmark, 2008), 53-58. 

E. Reichman, “The anatomy of the human body in rabbinic literature,” in F. Rosner, H. Goldstein, E. Reichman, eds., Studies in  Jewish Medical Ethics(Hojers Forlag; Denmark, 2008), 84-91.

E. Reichman, “The anatomy of Halakha,” in Y. Steinberg, ed., Beracha Le’Avraham (Jerusalem, 2008), 69-97.

E. Reichman, “Sex selection in halakha,” Tradition 40:1(Spring 2007), 73-76.

E. Reichman, “Brain death,” letter, Tradition 39:2(Summer, 2005), 109-110.

E. Reichman, "The Impact of Medical History on Medical Halakha," in Medicine and Jewish Law: Volume 3 (Yashar Books; Brooklyn, NY, 2005), 163-176.

E. Reichman, “Metzitzah b’peh: A medical historical note,” Intercom Journal of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists 25:3(Fall 2005).

E. Reichman, “Don’t pull the plug on brain death just yet,” Tradition, 38:4(2004), 63-69.

E. Reichman, “End of life and sanctity of life- clinical case commentary” Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association 7:5(May, 2005) 

E. Reichman, "The Halachic Definition of Death in Light of Medical History," reprinted in D. Shatz and J. B. Wolowelsky, eds., Mind, Body and Judaism: The Interaction of Jewish Law with Psychology and Biology (Michael Scharf Publication Trust of Yeshiva University, Ktav Publishing House; Jersey City, NJ, 2004)

E. Reichman, “Why is this Gene Different from All Other Genes: The Jewish Approach to Biotechnology,” in Michael Brannigan, ed., Cross Cultural Biotechnology (Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2004)

E. Reichman, “Uterine Transplantation and the Case of the Mistaken Question,” Tradition 37:2 (Summer 2003)

E. Reichman, “Mysterious Creatures Demystified: Review of Nosson Slifkin’s Mysterious Creatures,” Jewish Action 65:2(Winter 2004), 77-80.

E. Reichman, “The Incorporation of Pre-Modern Scientific Theories into Biblical Literature,” Jewish Bible Quarterly 32,2:126 (April-June, 2004)

E. Reichman, “Abortion and Contraception in Jewish Law,” in F. Rosner, H. Goldstein and E. Reichman ,eds., Selected Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Medicine,Ethics and Jewish Law in Copenhagen (Hojers Forlag: Denmark, 2003).

E. Reichman, “Truth Telling and Disclosure in Jewish Law,” in F. Rosner, H. Goldstein and E. Reichman ,eds., Selected Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Medicine,Ethics and Jewish Law in Copenhagen (Hojers Forlag: Denmark, 2003).

E. Reichman, “The Interface of Medicine, the Priesthood, and Jewish Law Throughout the Ages,” in F. Rosner, H. Goldstein and E. Reichman ,eds., Selected Topics in Jewish Medical Ethics: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Medicine,Ethics and Jewish Law in Copenhagen (Hojers Forlag: Denmark, 2003).

F. Rosner and E. Reichman, “Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Jewish Law,” Journal of Halakha and Contemporary Society 43(Spring 2002), 49-68.

E. Reichman, “Halacha is Good Public Policy in Most Stem Cell Research,” editorial, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle (August 3, 2001). 

E. Reichman, "Biblical and Talmudic Medicine: A Bibliographical Essay," in F. Rosner, Encyclopedia of Biblical and Talmudic Medicine (Jason Aronson, 2000).

E. Reichman, "The Use of Anesthesia in Circumcision: A Re-Evaluation of the Halakhic Sources," Tradition 34:3(2000), 6-26.

E. Reichman, "The Incorporation of Early Scientific Theories into Rabbinic    Literature: The Case of Innate Heat,"The Torah U'Maddah Journal 8(1998-1999), 181-99.          

E. Reichman, "The Halakhic Chapter of Ovarian Transplantation," Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought 33:1(1998), 31-70.

E. Reichman, "A Tale of Two Stones," BDD Journal of Torah and Scholarship 5 (1997). 

E. Reichman, "The Impact of Medieval Medicine on Medical Halakha: The Case of Mumia," in F. Rosner, (ed.) Pioneers in Jewish Medical Ethics (Jason Aronson, 1997).

E. Reichman, "The Rabbinic Conception of Conception: An Exercise in Fertility," Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Thought 31:1 (Fall 1996), 33-63.

E. Reichman, F. Rosner, "The Bone Called Luz," Journal of History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 51:1 (January 1996), 52-65.

E. Reichman, "The Halachic Definition of Death in Light of Medical History," The Torah U'Maddah Journal  4(Spring 1993), 148-174.

E. Reichman, "A Sketchy Analysis of Modigliani--an application of the methods of projective drawing analysis to the sketches of Amadeo Modigliani," Einstein Quarterly Journal of Biology and Medicine, 7:3(Summer 1989), 139-145.

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