Advances in modern medicine have revolutionized the ability to treat patients and prolong life, but have simultaneously led to challenging dilemmas in cases of patients dependent on life support equipment. Some live on in a state of terminal illness, comatose or even in a “Persistent Vegetative State” – sometimes for years. Consequently, whereas in the... Read more »
The Conjoined Twins Dilemma: Shnayim Mehalchin B’derech, T’nu Lanu Echad Mi’khem and Rodef   In fall 1977, conjoined twin girls were born to a Jewish couple in New Jersey. A team of twenty leading doctors and nurses assembled in Philadelphia at Children’s Hospital to separate the twins in a difficult surgery that raised serious halachic and... Read more »
This page offers links to a multitude of Jewish Encyclopedias. They will be of great resource to you and even more so to a student or congregant. Aspaklaria Encylopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics Jewish Encyclopedia English This site provides an online version of the excellent but now... Read more »
Below you’ll find wonderful links that you can forward on to a student who has a question about Jewish Medical Ethics. Likewise, these links will help you prepare to a Jewish Medical Ethics class. Websites Jewish Medical Ethics Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research Shiur Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction in Halacha by Dr. Avi Lasdun Video Facing... Read more »