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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: 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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  2. Title: Religion and the Robot

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

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  3. Title: Movement After Brain Death

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

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

     

  4. Title: Second brain death examination may negatively affect organ donation

    Author: Lustbader, D. MD; O’Hara, D. MS, et. al.
    Publication: Neurology
    Year: 2010
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    AAN Enterprises, Inc.

     

  5. Title: The Use of Executed Prisoners as a Source of Organ Transplants in China Must Stop

    Author: Danovitcha, G.M. *, Shapirob, M. E. and Laveec, J.
    Publication: American Journal of Transplantation
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Wiley Periodicals Inc.

     

  6. Title: The Eighth-Month Fetus: Classical Sources for a Modern Superstition

    Author: Reiss, Rosemary E, MD, and Ash, Avner D., PhD
    Publication: Obstetrics and Gynecology, used with permission by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecolgists
    Year: 1988
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Note letters at end of article (P. 286-287) by Dr. Charles R. King and response by Dr. Reiss.~~

     

  7. Title: Rethinking the Brain Death Controversy

    Author: Eytan Shtull-Leber
    Publication:
    Year: April 26, 2010~~
    Download: English

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  8. Title: The Controversy Concerning Early Burial

    Author: Kottek, Samuel S. M.D.
    Publication: ASSIA – Jewish Medical Ethics
    Year: 1988~~
    Download: English

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  9. Title: Brain stem death: managing care when accepted medical

    Author: Inwald, David; Jakobovits, Immanuel; Petros, Andy
    Publication: BMJ Volume 320
    Year: 2000~~
    Download: English

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  10. Title: Rabbi (Sacks) Says Brain Stem Death Is Not Enough For Organ Donation

    Author: Wise, Jacqui
    Publication: BMJ
    Year: 2011
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Article is in English~~

     

  11. Title: Abstracts

    Author:
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 1
    Year: 1979
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem

     

  12. Title: The Family’s Position in Blocking Organ Donation

    Author: Rappaport Rabbi Sh. A.
    Publication: Emek Halacha
    Year: 1989
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem~~

     

  13. Title: Establishing the Moment of Death and Organ Transplantation a Symposium

    Author: Davidson T. , Kan Marco , Rabinowitz B., Margalit D.
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 1
    Year: 1979
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem~~

     

  14. Title: Establishing the Moment of Death Historical, Philosophical and Medical Aspects

    Author: Steinberg Prof. Avraham
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 3
    Year: 1982
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem~~

     

  15. Title: Treating the Moribund Patient and Establishing Death

    Author: Avraham Prof. Avraham Sofer
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 3
    Year: 1982
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute fo Medical-Halachic Research at the Sha’are Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem~~

     

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