Assisted Suicide: a Jewish Perspective

By Eliot N. Dorff

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 20, 1996

The author discusses physician-assisted suicide from a Jewish perspective, emphasizing the difference between the acceptable ceasing of artificial life-giving functions and the unacceptable active assisting of a patient to die.

Topic: Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Suicide, Culture, Communal Responsibility, Ethics, Death and Mourning, Medical Care, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.27/no.517

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Dorff, Eliot N. Assisted Suicide: a Jewish Perspective. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 20 September 1996: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8417


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