Eran Zirman
Jewish World

Faith and the Need for Jewish Hospitals

Why are many of the best hospitals in the West identified very clearly as Jewish?

Modern hospitals employing professional staff who care for patients suffering with every disease known to man without respect to race, religion or nationality are part of our everyday lives. So how did it come about that there are “Jewish” hospitals around the world that are for some reason identified with a particular race and a religion? Christian Beginnings The concept of a hospital began with Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. Helena opened a hospital to serve the sick and needy in 331 AD in Constantinople.  Church Father Jerome (347-410…