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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: 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~~

     

  2. 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~~

     

  3. 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~~

     

  4. 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~~

     

  5. 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.~~

     

  6. 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

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  7. 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~~

     

  8. Title: Israel’s Law on Organ Donation

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

    HOD Comments:
    This is the actual law.~~

     

  9. 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~~

     

  10. 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~~

     

  11. Title: Response to the Editor’s Notes on the Moment of Death

    Author: Avraham Prof. Avraham S.
    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: Is it Sufficient to Establish Cessation of Breathing

    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~~

     

  13. Title: Establishing the Time of Death

    Author: Lau Rabbi Yisrael Meir
    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: The Signs of Death according to the Hatam Sofer

    Author: Halperin Rabbi 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: Establishing the Moment of Death: Survey of Positions

    Author: Steinberg Prof. Avraham
    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~~

     

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