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Sizzling Summer Series 2022

Thanks for your interest in AJ's Sizzling Summer Series on Jewish Bioethics! Sign up for any or all.

Wednesday, July 13 at Noon: Abortion
Our introduction to Jewish bioethics focuses on the sanctity of life and how that principle comes into tension regarding medical issues at the beginning and end of life.

Wednesday, August 3 at Noon: Organ Donation/Transplantation
Although the specific issues surrounding donation and transplantation are straight forward — Jews are strongly encouraged to donate organs — there are very interesting peripheral issues that Rav Shai addresses in his teshuvah for the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards on xenotransplantation (the use of non-human tissues and organ for human transplants).

Wednesday, August 24 at Noon: Genetic Intervention
Xenotransplantation is feasible due to genetic manipulation to prevent immunological rejection by the recipient. What are the concerns and limits of other forms of genetic interventions? Where might they conflict with Judaism?

All courses will be at AJ and on Zoom.

Tue, August 9 2022 12 Av 5782