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Articles

Below you will find articles by rabbis, doctors and scholars about the halachic and medical issues surrounding brain-stem death and organ donation. Some articles are pro organ donation and some are con. We believe by showing all positions, we can allow the public to judge for themselves where they stand on these issues.

  1. Title: Allocation of Scarce Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Jewish Ethical Perspective
    Author: Solnica, Amy; Barski, Leonid; Jotkowitz, Alan
    Publication:
    Year: 2020
    Download: English  
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  2. Title: A Question of Life and Death

    Download: English
    Author: le Roux-Kemp, Andre
    Publication: XLVI CILSA
    Year: 2013

     

  3. Title: Professor Gert’s Views on Death: An Analysis of Critique

    Download: English
    Author: Nair-Collins, Michael
    Publication: American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine
    Year: 2013

     

  4. Title: Brain Death as the End of a Human Organism as a Self-Moving Whole

    Download: English

    Author:
    Publication: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
    Year:

     

  5. Title: Medicine Technology and Religion Reconsidered: The Case of Brai Death Definition of Israel

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    Author: Gross, Sky Edit; Lavi, Shai; and Boas, Hagai
    Publication: Science, Technology and Human Values
    Year: 2018

     

  6. Title: Clinical Report–Guidelines for the Determination of Brain Death in Infants and Children: An Update of the 1987 Task Force Recommendations

    Author: Thomas A. Nakagawa, Stephen Ashwal, Mudit Mathur, Mohan Mysore
    Publication: Pediatrics
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    American Academy of Pediatrics

     

  7. Title: Daat Torah

    Author: Cohen, Rabbi Alfred
    Publication: Unknown
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

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  8. Title: Brain Death – The Patient, the Physician and Society

    Author: Byrne, Dr. Paul, et. al. (Listed in Notes)
    Publication: Unknown
    Year:
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    * Paul A. Byrne, M.D., Neonatologist, St. Charles Hospital, Oregon, Ohio; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. ** Sean O’Reilly, M.D., F.R.C.P. [deceased]. Professor of Neurology, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. *** Paul M. Quay. S.J. Ph.D. [deceased]. Research Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. **** Peter W. Salsich, Jr., J.D., Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri.~~

     

  9. Title: The Challenges Facing British Jewry

    Author: Wagner, Prof. Leslie
    Publication: Unknown
    Year: 2011~~
    Download: English

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  10. Title: Hebrew Article – Arguments Against Organ Donation

    Author: Unknown
    Publication: Unknown
    Year:
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    Title: T-aynot Neged Hashtalat Ayvarim~~

     

  11. Title: Hebrew Article on Determination of Time of Death

    Author: Oren, Yechiel Mordechai
    Publication: Avoda BeGemara v-Halacha
    Year:
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    Hebrew title: Hagdarat Rega Ha-Mavet~~

     

  12. Title: Ovum Donations: A Rabbinic Conceptual Model of Maternity

    Author: Bick, Rabbi Ezra
    Publication: Tradition
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

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  13. Title: Meziza BePeh – Therapeutic Touch or Hippocratic Vestige

    Author: Sprecher, Dr. Shlomo
    Publication: Hakira, the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

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  14. Title: Religion and the Robot

    Author: Rosenfeld, Rabbi Azriel
    Publication: Tradition – A Journal of Orthodox Thought
    Year: ~~
    Download: English

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  15. Title: Movement After Brain Death

    Author: Unknown
    Publication: JAMA
    Year: 2000
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    JAMA, Vol 283, No.6, February 9, 2000~~

     

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