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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: Brain stem death: managing care when accepted medical

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

    HOD Comments:

     

  2. 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~~

     

  3. 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

     

  4. 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~~

     

  5. 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~~

     

  6. 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~~

     

  7. 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~~

     

  8. Title: Establishing the Moment of Death and Organ Transplantation Physiological “Decapitation”

    Author: Tendler Rabbi Moshe David
    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~~

     

  9. Title: Introduction to Organ Transplantation

    Author: Rosner, Dr. Fred
    Publication: Proceedings of the First International Colloquium
    Year: 1996
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  10. Title: Infusing Umbilical Blood

    Author: Schlesinger Dr. Menachem
    Publication: ASSIA
    Year: 2008
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  11. Title: Umbilical Blood Basis of the Halachic Discussion

    Author: Halperin Rabbi Mordechai
    Publication: assia
    Year: 2008
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  12. Title: The Critical Role of Religion: Caring for the Dying Patient from an Orthodox Jewish Perspective

    Author: Loike, John, Ph.D., Gillick, Muriel, M.D et. al. (See comments)
    Publication: Journal of Palliative Medicine
    Year: 2010
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Multiple authors: John Loike, Ph.D.,1 Muriel Gillick, M.D.,2 Stephan Mayer, M.D.,3 Kenneth Prager, M.D.,4 Jeremy R. Simon, M.D., Ph.D.,5 Avraham Steinberg, M.D.,6 Moshe D. Tendler, Ph.D.,7 Mordechai Willig, M.S.,8 and Ruth L. Fischbach, Ph.D., M.P.E. The number after each name refers to a footnote on the bottom of the first page of the article describing the person’s affiliation.~~

     

  13. Title: Israel’s Law on Organ Donation

    Author: Israeli Government
    Publication:
    Year: 2008
    Download: Hebrew

    HOD Comments:
    This is the actual law.~~

     

  14. Title: Halachic Issues in the Determination of Death and Organ Transplantation – A Halakhic Study

    Author: Bush, Rav Asher
    Publication: Rabbinical Council of America
    Year: 2010~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  15. Title: Death by Neurological Criteria: A Critique of the RCA Paper and the Circulation Criteria

    Author: Stadlan, Dr. Noam
    Publication: Hirhurim – Torah Musings
    Year: 2010
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:
    Note: 179 responses follow at the end of the article.~~

     

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