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Upcoming
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
 
Event #1
Tifereth Israel Congregation
Washington, DC
Light Breakfast 10:00 AM, Lecture 10:30 AM
 
Event #2
Beth Sholom Congregation
Potomac, MD
Refreshments 5:45 PM, Lecture 6:15 PM
 
In commemoration of Israeli Independence Day -
Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Entering and Leaving This World: The Ethics and Law of Birth and Death in a Jewish State
Renowned Israeli bioethicist Professor Noam Zohar will guide us through the unique set of legal and ethical rules and practices in Israel governing medical interventions before conception through birth and again as death approaches. Although the state of Israel is formally a secular democracy, Jewish religious tradition deeply informs Israeli law and bioethics touching upon the sanctity of human life: fertility assistance and stopping artificial respiration, for example. In this presentation, Professor Zohar will explore the seemingly discordant components of these rules and practices in light of their roots in Jewish religious teachings, which he argues resolve the apparent paradoxes. In conclusion, he will also ask to what extent those religious teachings are consistent with the values and institutions of a liberal, democratic state. Please join us for the discussion of this exciting, sometimes controversial, topic.
 

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