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Actual Ruling




Rabbi Mordechai Tendler

testifies as to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein’s position on:
Actual Ruling
[45 seconds]

TRANSCRIPTION OF VIDEO

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler:   
I am definitely aware of many, many such cases… where questions were posed to my grandfather whether or not an organ should be donated. And he would rule based on the criteria; he would provide the Harvard criteria, as my father had told him was the criteria to look for.

Interviewer:
Including the heart? He said you could donate the heart?

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler:
Including the heart… if the person… including the heart, right. If the person was completely brain dead per the stringent requirements of this criteria, he said you could donate the heart.

Interviewer:
And it’s happened halacha le’ma’ase [in actual halachic practice]?

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler:
It happened halacha le’ma’aseh [in actual halachic practice].

Interviewer:
People have donated organs based on your grandfather?

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler:
My grandfather instructed people to donate organs. I am one thousand percent [1000%] sure.

   
   

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