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Sunday, February 17 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Brain Death and Organ Donation In Halacha

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Are you really dead when your heart is still beating? Don't we need our organs for resurrection? Are Jews allowed to be autopsied? Educate yourself now, before a tragedy, not when you are in shock over the death of a loved one. In this session, we will learn 1600 year old Talmudic texts to shed light on the 21st century phenomenon in which a person’s heart can beat even though the brain is dead. Some rabbis view a beating heart as a sign of life and prohibit organ donation. Come learn why!

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Robby Berman

Robert Berman is a graduate of Harvard University (MPA), Baruch College (MBA), Yeshiva University (BA), Gruss Kollel, and Yeshivat Hakotel. He has been published in New York Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, Jewish Week, Moment Magazine, Ha’aretz, Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Board Room (4th Floor)