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Dr. Benjamin Gesundheit

Dr. Beni Gesundheit studied for five years at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, Israel.  He attended medical school in Switzerland, and did his residency in pediatrics at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Gesundheit completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in bioethics from the University of Toronto (2004), with a dissertation on Jewish medical ethics. Dr. Gesundheit has been employed by Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva, Hadassah Hospital Ein Karem in Jerusalem (Unit of Bone Marrow Transplantation). He is currently leading research groups on autism and innovative oncology treatments.Dr. Gesundheit taught Jewish Medical Ethics in the Department of Jewish Philosophy at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, as well as in Bar Ilan's newly opened medical facility in Tzfat. For the past  eight years  Dr. Gesundheit has been working on a new Hebrew commentary on the Book Tehilim according to the contextual interpretation. The Hebrew & English website www.tehillim.org.il presents this approach with lectures, articles and source sheets.