Brain Death and Organ Transplants - Rabbi Dr. Yitzchok Breitowitz

Episode 33 June 21, 2021 00:47:13
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To save a life is one of the greatest mitzvot that one can perform. At the same time, however, it is axiomatic that we cannot save a life by ending another. The time of death, then, becomes a subject of utmost importance. Is there a halachic definition of death? Does it correspond with the medical-legal definition? And how does this affect the halachic prospects of cadaveric organ donation?

This lecture took place at the 10th annual National Jewish Retreat. For more information and to register for the next retreat, visit: Jretreat.com.

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