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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: 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

     

  2. 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~~

     

  3. Title: Rethinking the Brain Death Controversy

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

    HOD Comments:

     

  4. 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

     

  5. 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:

     

  6. 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~~

     

  7. 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~~

     

  8. 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~~

     

  9. 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~~

     

  10. 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~~

     

  11. 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.~~

     

  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: 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~~

     

  14. 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~~

     

  15. 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~~

     

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