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To Your Health

The Torah Way to a Healthy Life in Modern Times

by Yechezkel Ishayek

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Many things are beyond our control. Our health isn’t one of them.
The Torah tells us to guard our health. This book tells us how.


TO YOUR HEALTH presents a unique blueprint on how to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent serious disease. This book’s light, easy-to-read format is enhanced by tips and success stories. The principles of healthy eating habits enumerated in these pages are solidly based on the Rambam’s teachings, as well as on modern medical findings.

“Rabbi Ishayek combines the wisdom of ancient scholars … and other principles of Jewish dietary law together with the most recent scientific research and evidence-based medicine. Rabbi Ishayek possesses unique wisdom and is a keen observer of human behavior. His understanding, knowledge, and wisdom are all evident in this book. As a physician, I enjoyed reading the book, and I myself follow what Rabbi Ishayek preaches. I recommend this book to my family and friends, as well as to my patients. I believe that any person who follows the principles described herein — concerning eating, drinking water and general behavior — will live a longer, healthier and better life.”
– Jacob Shani, M.D., FACP, FACC, FSCAI, Professor of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

“It would be wonderful if this book would reach... ...every community and inspire them to preserve their health!”
– Hagaon Harav Chaim Walkin shlita

“Rabbi Ishayek has received much praise for his sefarim, and Gedolei Yisrael expressed their appreciation and their haskamah to publish them throughout the world. I support him wholeheartedly, and may Hashem be with him to be mezakeh the rabbim.”
– Hagaon Harav Mendel Silber shlita

About the Author
Rabbi Yechezkel Ishayek is well known throughout the Jewish religious world, as he was the right-hand man of Rav Elazar Menachem Mann Shach, zt”l for many years. Rabbi Ishayek grew up in Bnei Brak, where he spent 20 years learning in the famed Ponevezh Yeshivah. Throughout the years, while serving as Rav Shach’s caretaker, he educated himself extensively about medical issues. In 5760/2000 Rabbi Ishayek launched a campaign against cigarette smoking and called upon on Gedolei Yisrael to sign announcements ecrying smoking, and he publicized these announcements. He authored the book Chaim L’lo Ishun (Life without Smoking), which has sold tens of thousands of copies and has made a huge impact.

In 5760/2003 he put together a small pamphlet on preventive medicine. Over the years, he has expanded that pamphlet, and it has now become this volume. Rabbi Ishayek sees it as his mission to educate others on proper health and is grateful to Hashem for giving him the gifts and opportunity to do so. As one reader wrote, “Rabbi Ishayek’s desire to help people cries out from the pages of the book.”


  • ITEM #: 7255
  • Dimensions: 6" x 8.5"
  • Weight: 1.0300 lbs
  • Binding: Paperback / 335 pages
  • Published by: Distributed by Feldheim

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    • 4/10/16

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    • yaakov

    great great SEFER, that teaches according to our torah and rambam the best way for healthy life (not ONLY lose weight) as lets say ANGER is mentioned as being very bad for you.

    A must buy

  • A gift from heaven

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    • 2/17/16

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    • Aryeh S

    I read this sefer, first in Hebrew, then as soon as it hit the shelves in English. It has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands, for the much better.

    In one sentence: How to eat in the way that best matches how Hashem designed our bodies to work.

    Did I mention that I've also lost 15% of my body weight, BH, by practicing what I've read?

    It's not about the weight, but excess weight is one of the clearest dangers to our overall health and longevity, and as the author explains, if we can't do mitzvos for our fully allotted time, we will be held responsible for that. This book can be your best defense!

    Simple English, dotted with stories from the gedolim, and a bunch of humor, too.

    Of course, the sources are all authentic: Rambam, Kitzur, and much more.

    The best gift you can give your children: your health.

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