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Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

viiiThe Community Must Balance Its Medical and Nonmedical Needs and Services 29 Jews Must Sanctify God’s Name 30 Part Two Moral Issues at the Beginning of Life 35 Chapter Three Having Children with One’s Own Genetic Materials 37 The Roles of Sex Within Marriage 37 Marital Companionship 37 Procreation 39 Infertility in Jewish Sources 42 The Range and Costs of Available Infertility Treatments 45 Traditional Sources on Nonsexual Insemination 47 Artificial Insemination Using the Husband’s Sperm 51 IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT 53 Surrogate Mothers 58 Chapter Four Having Children Using Donated Genetic Materials 66 Artificial Insemination with a Donor’s Sperm: Legal Concerns 66 Adultery and Illegitimacy 67 Unintentional Incest in the Next Generation 69 The Identity of the Father 72 Artificial Insemination with a Donor’s Sperm: Moral Concerns 80 Licentiousness 80 The Impact on the Marriage and on the Parent- Child Relationship 81 Racism 93 Demographic Concerns 95   Compassion 96 This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. Printed editions of this book may be available at www. publishersrow. com

Matters of Life and Death


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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageTable of Contents Preface Acknowledgments Part One. Matters of Method and Belief Part Two. Moral Issues at the Beginning of Life Part Three. Matters at the End of Life Part Four. The Communal Context of Medical Care Epilogue: An Imperative to Choose Life Notes Appendix: The Philosophical Foundations of My Approach to Bioethics Religion and Morality The Role of Religion in Making Moral Decisions The Relationship Between Religion and Morality: Four Theories The Contributions of Ethics to Religion The Contributions of Judaism to Moral Theory and Practice Legal Versus Nonlegal Methods of Accessing the Tradition Rules Versus Principles and Policies Balancing General Guidelines and Individual Cases Weighing the Applicability of Precedents The Impact of the Reader A Traditional, Dynamic Ethic for Our Time Notes to the Appendix Bibliography Index
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