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Rav Moshe Sternbuch’s Position

Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch stated that he accepts brain-stem death as halachic death to many people (see article) in private and also in public, such as at a Yarchei Kallah event, in the presence of Rabbi Yaakov Weiner. That was at the Eleventh Annual Jerusalem Yarchei Kallah event: Medicine and Halacha, at Boys Town, in Bayit Vegan, Jerusalem, Israel, held between August 12 – 18, 2009. During the session entitled: “Question and Answer Session (Rav Moshe Sternbuch, Rav Yaakov Weiner)