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Rabbi Steinsaltz discusses whether cloned humans or other forms of beings with artificial intelligence would be viewed legally as human beings. He relates the discussion to the question regarding the relationship between the body and soul.
The ethical position of the Torah with regards to cloning, as well as its Halachic ramifications, is of great discussion among contemporary scholars of Jewish law. I will limit this response to the actual question you asked -- cloned animals vis-à-vis the...
The Rabbi and the Scientist
The astonishing ways of cloning and the Halachic views. Also, a source for cloning from thousands of years ago.
The four categories of Jewish law: Under which of the four categories does cloning fall; to whom does the child belong; what makes a child yours according to the Jewish law.
Can Science Produce a Kosher Cheeseburger?
Explore compelling Jewish legal considerations of lab grown meat.
Rabbi Steinsaltz introduces several of the pressing questions raised by past and potentially future biological engineering techniques, such as artificial insemination, surrogate motherhood, animal and human cloning, genetic engineering, and artificial int...
The halachic status of "cultured meat"
Scientists have demonstrated that they can take stem cells and build them into hamburgers. What does Jewish law have to say?
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