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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: 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.~~

     

  2. Title: Israel’s Law on Organ Donation

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

    HOD Comments:
    This is the actual law.~~

     

  3. 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:

     

  4. 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.~~

     

  5. Title: Tissue, Skin, Bone and Organ Harvesting at Israel’s National Forensic Institute: Body Parts and Bio-Piracy

    Author: Scheper-Hughes, Nancy
    Publication: CounterPunch Report
    Year: 2010~~
    Download: English

    HOD Comments:

     

  6. Title: Bibliographic and Halachic Notes: The Moment of Death and Heart Transplantation

    Author: Steinberg Prof. Avraham, Balfer Yisrael
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  7. Title: Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson from Japan’s: Fifteen Years of Experience

    Author: Morioka Dr. Masahiro
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  8. Title: Brain Death in the Opinion of Rabbi Sh.Z. Auerbach

    Author: Ben Sasson, Rabbi David
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  9. Title: Responsum regarding Brain Death

    Author: Auerbach, Rabbi Shlomo Z. ; Dr. Naftali Zeev Ringel, Dr. Rephael Zvi Shulman, Dr. Yaakov Schechter, Prof. Yaakov Fleischman
    Publication: ASSIA – Volume 10
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  10. Title: More regarding Rabbi Moshe Feinstein’s Opinion

    Author: Lewinstein, Dr. Israel; Tendler, Rabbi Moshe David
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  11. Title: Rabbi Moshe Feinstein’s Opinion regarding Brain Death

    Author: Halperin Dr. Mordechai
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  12. Title: Responsa: Determination of Death

    Author: Feinstein, Rabbi Moshe
    Publication: JME Book Vol. II
    Year: 2007
    Download: English

    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 – Halachic Background

    Author: Steinberg Prof. Avraham
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    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 – Medical and Historical Background

    Author: Steinberg Prof. Avraham
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    Download: Hebrew

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

     

  15. Title: Brain Death Legal Sources

    Author: State of New Jersey
    Publication: Establishing the Moment of Death
    Year: 2007
    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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