Thursday, October 2, 2014

Taking medication on Yom Kippur


Note: The following is Rabbi Moshe Feinstein's position regarding a particular circumstance, and is brought only for illustrative purposes. For personal questions, please consult a competent halachic authority who knows you and understands your medical condition.
One who is suffering from an illness which, left untreated, could result in a potentially fatal illness, is considered to be 'dangerously ill' in the eyes of Jewish law. Such a person may take a pill (for his current illness) on Yom Kippur with water, if he cannot take the pill dry.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Orach Chaim 3:91)

גמר חתימה טובה,

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