Jewish bioethics: Rabbinic law and theology in their social and historical contexts

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Abstract

This book presents the discourse in Jewish law and rabbinic literature on bioethical issues, highlighting practical problems in their socio-historical contexts. Yechiel Michael Barilan discusses end-of-life care, abortion, infertility treatments, the brain death debate, and the organ market. Barilan also presents the theology and spirituality of Jewish medical law, the communal responsibility for healthcare, and the charitable sick-care societies that flourished in the Jewish communities until the beginning of the twentieth century.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages285
ISBN (Electronic)9781139175890
ISBN (Print)9781107024663
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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