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Monday, June 14 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Can you be dead if your heart is still beating? Organ donation and halakha

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Come learn what halakha (Jewish law) really has to say about organ donation and find out about the latest legislation in Israel about organ donation. You need to educate yourself now so if you are every asked to donate organs you can make an educated decision. Explore Talmudic and Mishnaic texts that can shed light on this 20 century phenomenon where a person’s heart can beat even though the brain is dead. Some rabbis view a beating heart as a sign of life, some rabbis don't. Most organs are taken from a brain dead patient. You need to know if you are alive or dead before you make that decision.

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Robby Berman

Robert Berman is a graduate of Harvard University (MPA), Baruch College (MBA), Yeshiva University (BA), Gruss Kollel and Yeshivat Hakotel. He has been published in New York Magazine, the Harvard Review, the Los Angeles Times, Ha’aretz. He is the founder and director of the Halachic... Read More →

Monday June 14, 2021 6:45pm - 7:45pm AEST
Room 5
  Text tradition and philosophy