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Jewish Bioethics: Rabbinic Law and Theology in Their Social and Historical Contexts Yechiel Michael Barilan

Jewish Bioethics: Rabbinic Law and Theology in Their Social and Historical Contexts

Yechiel Michael Barilan

Published December 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781107024663
Hardcover
285 pages
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 About the Book 

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.