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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: Accommodating Religious Objections To Brain Death: Legal Considerations
    Author: Zwiebel, Esq., Chaim Dovid
    Publication: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society - Number XVII
    Year: 1989, Spring / Pesach 5749
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  2. Title: Determining Death
    Author: Shachter, Rabbi Herschel
    Publication: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society - Number XVII
    Year: 1989, Spring / Pesach 5749
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  3. Title: Ethical Aspects of Organ Transplantation
    Author: Glick, Prof. Shimon
    Publication: The Proceedings of the First International Colloquium - Medicine, Ethics, & Jewish Law
    Year: 1993, July
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  4. Title: Medical Responsa: Withholding Treatment from Terminal Patients
    Author: Feinstein, Rav Moshe
    Publication: Cross Roads: Halacha and the Modern World
    Year: 1987 / 5747
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  5. Title: Euthanasia
    Author: Bleich, Rabbi J. David
    Publication: Judaism and Healing
    Year: 2002
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  6. Title: Done With Brain Death
    Author: Berman, Robby
    Publication: Conversations: The Journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals - Issue 2
    Year: 2008, Autumn / 5769
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  7. Title: Pig Organs For Transplantation: A Jewish View
    Author: Rosner, M.D., Fred
    Publication: Medicine and Jewish Law - Volume III
    Year: 2005
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  8. Title: Conceptual Issues in the Definition of Death: A Guide to Public Policy
    Author: Winkler, Ph.D., Daniel I.
    Publication: Medicine and Jewish Law - Volume III
    Year: 2005
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  9. Title: Living Donor Organ Transplants
    Author: Flaum, Rabbi Tzvi
    Publication: Medicine and Jewish Law - Volume III
    Year: 2005
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  10. Title: The Legal and Halachic Ramifications of Brain Death
    Author: Resnicoff, Prof. Steven H.
    Publication: Medicine and Jewish Law - Volume III
    Year: 2005
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  11. Title: Definition of Death in Judaism
    Author: Rosner, M.D., Dr. Fred and Tendler, Rabbi Dr. Moshe David
    Publication: Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society - Number XVII
    Year: 1989, Spring / Pesach 5749
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  12. Title: The Impact of the Israeli Transplantation Law on the Socio-Demographic Profile of Living Kidney Donors
    Author: Boas, H.; Mor, E.; Michowitz, R.; Rozen-Zvi, B.; and Rahamimov, R.
    Publication: American Journal of Transplantation
    Year: 2015
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  13. Title: A Nuanced Ethic for Live Kidney Donations
    Author: Wolowelsky, Joel B. and Richard V. Grazi
    Publication: Polish Annals of Medicine
    Year: 2014
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  14. Title: Recent Statements on Jewish Medical Ethics
    Author: Jakobovits, Immanuel
    Publication: Proceedings of the Associations of Orthodox Jewish Scientists - Volume 3-4
    Year: 1976 / 5736
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  15. Title: Organ Donation
    Author: Rabbi Anusi, Razon
    Publication: Techumin 32
    Year: 2011 / 5772
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