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Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions

Daniel B. Sinclair


This book deals with the following controversial issues in Jewish Law: abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, the obligation to heal, patient autonomy, treatment of the terminally ill, the definition of death, organ donations, and the allocation of scarce medical resources. The book focuses upon the complex interplay between legal and moral elements in the decision-making process, particularly when questions of life and death (such as abortion and treatment of the terminally ill) are involved. The author argues that the moral element in Jewish biomedical law is of a universal, rational nat ... More

Keywords: abortion, assisted reproduction, genetics, obligation to heal, patient autonomy, terminally ill, death, organ donations, medical resources, Jewish law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198268277
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel B. Sinclair, author
Professor of Jewish and Comparative Biomedical Law, College of Management Academic Studies, Tel-Aviv