The Vaccine Controversy: An Ideological War
There is a famous joke. What is the Purpose of a doctor? So his yiddishe mama can kvell about him.
According to our sages the purpose of a doctor is to tell you what foods to eat and what foods to avoid. This is what we would call preventative medicine. When illness befalls a person he has to examine his spiritual state as well as his physical state.
Western medicine doesn't address the core reason behind illness. Conventional Doctors attempt to cure the symptoms of disease without treating the underlying cause. Doctors use antibiotics or anti-fungals to treat every infection. This is very shortsighted. Overuse of antibiotics has led to the rise of antibiotic resistant superbugs. Candida infections following antibiotic treatment is very common. There is no way that we can obliterate disease in this world. When antibiotics are administered certain bacterial strains will morph into stronger strains. This is because there is a need for disease in the world at this time. This is the way G-d created the world. The western medical approach of treating the symptoms is illogical and is the antithesis to Torah teachings.
The Torah teaches us that all sicknesses, other than colds, are caused by a spiritual blemish or sin that relates to the organ in question. We know that our bodies are made up of 248 organs & limbs and 365 sinews and vessels, each corresponding to one of the 248 positive and 365 negative commandments. We have to understand that sickness in general is a result of our spiritual state. Young children suffer from the sins of their parents. The Torah also teaches us that bad diet and weather change can cause illness.
We cannot take G-d out of the equation when it comes to sickness. In fact, just the opposite is true. Hashem made us sick for a reason. It's not this virus or that bacteria that caused us to become sick. It's our spiritual state. The Vaccine War is an Ideological War. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies would have us believe that they control our state of health. This is an outright lie. Hashem makes us sick for us a reason. And Hashem heals us. If we fail to head the lesson that minor illnesses are sent to teach us, then we will be afflicted with more severe illnesses until we wake up.
In Exodus 21:19 the Even Ezra explains clearly that all internal illnesses are cured by Hashem not doctors.
He writes that permission was given to doctors to cure external wounds. However, it's up to G-d to cure internal illness.
Other Rabbis such as the Rambam (Maimonidies) and the Abi Ezer explain that illness is caused by bad diet (overeating) and change of air.
The Abi Ezer explains in Exodus 21:19 that internal illness is the result of OVEREATING or from a change of air (weather changes). "If a person clings to G-d he will strengthen his Neshama and live longer than his predetermined time. It is found that it is the responsibility of the person to cure his internal illness BY HIMSELF, he should cling to his Neshama and it will bring him to life and bodily health...."
The Rambam: Hilchot Deot Chapter 4 explains that OVEREATING is like poison to anyone's body. It is the main source of all illness. Most illnesses are caused by harmful foods or by his filling his belly and overeating.
So far we have seen that all illness is caused either by a spiritual blemish or bad diet.
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.
How do we treat illness?
Rambam: "ALL DISEASE THAT CAN BE TREATED THROUGH DIET SHOULD NOT BE TREATED BY ANY OTHER MEANS"
Rambam Hilchot Deot Chapter 4
"Since maintaining a healthy and sound body is among the ways of G-d and one cannot understand or have any knowledge of the creator of he is ill, therefor, he must avoid that which harms the body and accustom himself to that which is healthful and helps the body become stronger."
The idea that a vaccine will prevent illness and death in the world is just absurd. All that's happened is that infectious illness have been replaced by chronic diseases such as autism and cancer. Rates of childhood autism have increased by 30,000% since 1980. Cancer and diabetes rates in children are higher than ever.
Hashem created good bacteria and "bad" bacteria, good yeast and "bad yeast". It's all part of the wonderful world we live in. In truth there is no such thing as bad in this world. When faced with an illness, we have to examine our spiritual state and of course we have to examine our eating habits. Eating unhealthy foods is strictly forbidden as the Rambam explains.
"ALL DISEASE THAT CAN BE TREATED THROUGH DIET SHOULD NOT BE TREATED BY ANY OTHER MEANS"