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Encourages Organ Donation

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler

testifies as to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein’s position on:
Encourages Organ Donation
[38 seconds]


Rabbi Mordechai Tendler:   
My grandfather’s position was unequivocal, that it is a tremendous mitzvah to donate organs. He refers to it obliquely in one of his responsas, but orally he said it quite explicitly. And he did not differentiate whether or not you donated the organs to a Jew or to a non-Jew. And all Jews are encouraged, and I tell this to my talmidim, my congregants, to — if at all possible — to indicate that they are willing to donate organs. Again, with the halachic criteria that the person is dead prior to his organs being taken away from him.


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