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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: 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~~

     

  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: 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~~

     

  4. 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~~

     

  5. 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~~

     

  6. 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~~

     

  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: 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~~

     

  9. 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~~

     

  10. 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~~

     

  11. 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;~~

     

  12. 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~~

     

  13. 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~~

     

  14. 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~~

     

  15. Title: The Medical Basis of Brain Death

    Author: Sommer Prof. Haim
    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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