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What are Jewish medical ethics? In our first class, we will lay the groundwork for our course as we compare and explore ethics from multiple perspectives, examine the four values of principlism, and discuss what we can do when society changes its mind on ...
Does Jewish law permit organ donation? Learn the background to this complex question in this in-depth article.
An overview of the underlying issues
The field of medical ethics is a subject of great intrigue, particularly in light of new technologies, which present unprecedented ethical questions. Explore Torah true principles that help guide us in navigating these delicate issues.
Medical Ethics from a Talmudic Perspective
Rabbi Steinsaltz discusses the value of human life according to the Talmud, and investigates various ethical questions that arise from our understanding of this value.
Historic roots and current directions in bioethics
Leveling a critique at widely accepted principles of medical ethics, Professor Glick argues that medical ethics cannot be based only on biology or philosophy, but on the “sanctity of human life." (A Professor David Sevel Memorial Lecture)
A Jewish Perspective on Euthanasia
Based on case studies and personal experience, a Jewish clinician takes a practical look at the arguments both for and against euthanasia and how they square with the ethics of Torah.
The debate over stem cell research raised serious and fundamental ethical, moral and theological dilemmas, which cut across the social conscience and tore at the very heart of mankind's longing to heal...
Halachic perspectives on AIDS: Doctors who put their lives in jeopardy and other complications that are associated with this.
A true story of Siamese Twins that needed to undergo surgery, unfortunately, the doctors felt that only one would make it. Why should or shouldn't the doctors be allowed to go ahead with such a surgery?
The Torah's view on organ donation, cremation and the right to die.
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