The Puah Institute

the 12th ANNUAL PUAH CONFERENCE [in Hebrew]

In memory of Mr Ram Ben-David זצ"ל

“Innovations in Gynecology/Obstetrics & Halacha


The conference will IY”H take place on

Wednesday – the 16th of Tevet 5772 [January 11, 2012]

From 8:30am to 8:00pm

at Nof Yerushalayim Hall

12 Shacharai St.

Bayit Va’gan, Jerusalem


8:30 – 9:00 REGISTRATION



Chairman -  Rabbi Moshe Peleg, Rav, Shaare Zedek Hospital

9:00 Greetings Rabbi Menachem Burstein. Head of Puah Institute

Ovary implants: defining who the mother is Rabbi  Yaacov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan
The viewpoint of poskei mar'ot Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Halperin, Director, Schlesinger Institute
Prostate problems and their solution Prof. Alexander Greenstein, Suraski Medical Center [Ichilov]
How is it possible to prevent heredity of cancer? Prof. Yuval Yaron, Director, Prenatal Diagnosis Unit Genetic Institute Suraski Medical Center [Ichilov]
Birth control & abortions Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yafo & former Chief Rabbi of Israel
Preparing for the birth of a handicapped child Dr. Emanuel Kornitzer – Director, Rehab Dept., ALYN
Halachic innovations in Gynecology Rabbi Yonah Metzger, Chief Rabbi of Israel
New treatments for women with varicose veins Dr. Yair Galili – Director, Vein Clinic, Machon Mor
When is a pidyon ha’ben necessary for a baby born after a miscarriage? Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, Ha’Rishon Le’Zion


13:00 – 13:30 Break & Mincha


Chairman - Mr. Noga Ben-David

Gynecologic surgery via the da Vinci robot Dr. Avi Benshushan, Director, Gynecology Dept, Hadassah Ein Karem
Adopting a child: challenges, problems & solutions Rabbi Shlomo Daichovsky,  Head of the Rabbinical Courts
How to choose a suitable contraceptive pill Dr. Eitan Peer – Director, Menopause Unit, Rambam Medical Center
Dietary supplements for pregnant & nursing women Prof. Uriel Elchalal, Hadassah Ein Karem
Hilchot niddah & intimacy during rocket attacks Rabbi Eliyahu Elcharar, Rav of Modi'in
Objections to Taharat hamishpacha Rabbi Arieh Katz, Puah Institute
Defining  pikuach nefesh in gynecology Rabbi Dov Lior, Rav of Kiryat Arba-Hevron
Tvila with a cast – medical solutions Dr. Shabtai Sabato,  Senior Physician, Orthopedics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Preserving fertility for older single women Prof. Dror Meirov, Head of Fertility Preservation, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Testicular implants: imaginary or real? Dr. Ernest Eckstein, Senior Urologist, Los Angeles
Testicular implants: who is the father? Rabbi Zvi Reisman, author of Ratz KaZvi , Los Angeles
Heart problems in newborns Dr. Alain Seraf, Senior Heart Surgeon, France
Heter  to marry  a ptzua daka Rabbi Eliezer Igra, Av Beit Din, Beer Sheva and Rav of Kfar Maimon
Hefsek tahara assisted by a bodeket tahara Rabbi Yitzchak Nissim, Puah Institute
Recent medical & halachic  polemics, insights & decisions Rabbi Menachem Burstein,  Head of Puah Institute
Tahara after birth Rabbi Yoel Katan, Director, Machon Shlomo Uman

20:00 Conclusion

* Separate seating for men and women
* Refreshments sold - Badatz hechsher;
* Transportation to hall: #21 bus
* Security provided

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02-6515050 ext. 112

052-4512220    052-7710601  02-6517171



[until 10th of Tevet - Jan 5th]


Full day

60 NIS

80 NIS

Single session [am or pm]

40 NIS

55 NIS

Kollel members

20 NIS

40 NIS