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Saturday, August 31 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Brain Death and Organ Donation: Medical Ethics and Jewish Ethics

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Many Jews do not donate organs, but they should. In this session, we will discuss the various medical, ethical and halakhic issues that come up in discussions about this very serious end of life issue. Sadly, it is a topic that comes up when people are not expecting it, and at that point, are ill-prepared to deal with it. Some of the myths about the "Jewish view" will be debunked and hopefully replaced with more solid information.

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Zev Farber

Fellow, Project TABS (Torah And Biblical Scholarship)
Zev Farber was ordained as a rabbi and a dayan by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Touro College, an M.A. in Jewish History from Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies/Hebrew Bible from Emory University. Zev has a modest adult education initiative... Read More →

Saturday August 31, 2013 1:15pm - 2:30pm

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