The MMR Vaccine from a Halachic and Philosophical Perspective

"Most kids who lose their voice to autism never recover." At 2 years old, a close relative of mine knew how to read in 2 languages. After receiving the MMR vaccine, she forgot everything. She had autism symptoms, ADHD and severe allergies. It was devastating. Two months later she got the DTaP vaccine and her symptoms became even worse. Two years of very hard work to detoxify her and feed her healthy foods, helped her to regain her mental abilities. She had a miraculous recovery. But not all children are that lucky.

Before making the decision about whether or not to vaccinate their children, parents should educate themselves about vaccines. They should know all vaccine ingredients prior to making their decision. On each vaccine insert there is a list of ingredients, side effects and contraindications. Familiarize yourself with them. In this article I want to open up various halachic and philosophical problems which concern the whole vaccine issue.

Lets start with the basics.

What is the purpose of a doctor according to Rabbinical Authorities?

Rashi (Exodus 15:26): "I am Hashem your G-d who teaches you Torah and Mitzvot in order to save yourself from them (from illness) like a doctor who tells a person 'don't eat things that will return you to illness' and this is the Izun of Mitzvot" Rashis Main idea: A doctor is supposed to tell you what foods to eat and what foods to avoid to PREVENT Sickness. (This is based on the belief held by many Rabbis that Bad Food or too much food causes illness).

Kli Yakar (Exodus 15:26): "The Torah and the Mitzvot save you from all sickness that I (G-d) put in Egypt, whether its physical illness or spiritual illness from their stubborness..... Another explanation, I warn you in order so that you wont become ill, because I am Hashem your G-d, and the way of every doctor is to warn his loved ones that they should guard their souls from things that cause illness, in order so that they WONT have to engage in healing them afterwards."

Main idea: A doctor is supposed to Advise his patients what to avoid To Prevent his patient from becoming sick.