Vaccination is considered by many to be the most extraordinary advance in the history of medicine, having prevented an untold number of deaths since its discovery. How did the rabbis address the new technology of vaccination in the 18th century, when it was first developed? Was there opposition to vaccination then? Was anti-Semitism somehow related to the proliferation of vaccination? We will also discuss vaccination today; Can a Jew claim a religious exemption not to vaccinate? Should a child be denied admission to school for refusal to vaccinate? What is the Jewish approach to the vaccine for HPV?

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National Jewish Retreat

Established in 2006, JLI's annual National Jewish Retreat has been dubbed "the Jewish event of the year," offering five days of luxury and learning and an unprecedented over 150 sessions with forty of the world's leading Jewish personalities. Participants get to mingle with renowned speakers, scholars, and authors as they enjoy first-class gourmet cuisine and 5-star accommodations in an immersive Jewish experience.

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