Beth Huppin – Zohar and Chevrah Kadisha Work
October 2023 and March 2024
Rabbi Stuart Kelman – Smachot
Resources from our Smachot discussion:
- A Halakhic Ethic of Care for the Terminally Ill by Rabbi Avi Reisner
- A Jewish Approach to End-StageMedical Care by Rabbi Elliot Dorff
- What’s the Difference? CJLS undertook a careful consideration of the practical differences of law that remain between the presentations of Rabbi Reisner and Rabbi Dorff It was felt that, although the legal reasoning differs strongly, both papers tend toward a consensus of treatment in most areas, which would perhaps obviate the need to fight it out on theoretical grounds.
- Jewish Medical Directivesfor Health Care – And in accordance with these two views, Aaron Machler and others produced this form for Advance Directives based on the philosophical / theological understandings, affording us to choose based on our beliefs.