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Medicine, Ethics and Jewish Law Seminar


  • Rabbi Yehoshua WeisingerThe Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research Shaare Zedek Medical Center                                                                                                             

About the Seminar:

The seminar, led by Rabbi Yehoshua Weisinger, will focus on medicine, ethics and Jewish law.     The meetings will take place every two months focusing on an Ethical and Halakhic issue (based on texts, articles or selected chapters). Meetings may include discussions, deliberations and guest lectures.

Topics of interest:

  • Issues of the Beginning of Life and the End of Life in the Modern Era

  • Genetics and Genomics and Jewish Law

  • Personalized medicine with a view to Halacha and ethics

  • Ethical and Halachic questions about complex issues such as IVF, people with disabilities in    society, etc.


5-6 meetings during the academic year. Topics and reading material will be published and sent to the participants in advance.

Location (unless otherwise published): Steyer School of Health Professions, Tel Aviv University.



Bioethics Researchers, Rabbis, Rabbinical courts judges and Dayanim, jurists, philosophers, health professionals, halachic ethics professionals, hospital spiritual supporters, students.

Yehoshua Weisinger

Rabbi, The Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research Shaare Zedek Medical Center     

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