Melton Graduate: Jewish Medical Ethics

December 12, 2019 - 9:15 am

The Rachel Wasserman Scholars Curriculum
Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st-Century Discussion
Thursday | Begins Oct 17 | 9:15–10:30 am | 10 sessions
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life — issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. Reading in Jewish Medical Ethics by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, we will explore Jewish approaches to a number of 21st-century ethical issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, genetic identity, assisted suicide, and genetic manipulation.
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