Rabbi Edward Reichman, Md

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Rabbi Edward Reichman, M.D. is an associate professor of emergency medicine and associate professor of philosophy and history of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics.

Rabbi Reichman received semikha (rabbinic ordination) from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and writes and lectures widely in the field of Jewish medical ethics. He is the recipient of a Kornfeld Foundation Fellowship and the Rubinstein Prize in Medical Ethics, and was a member of both the board of the Halakhic Organ Donor Society and the advisory board of the Institute for Genetics and Public Policy. His research is devoted to the interface of medical history and Jewish law.

Sample Titles

  • Organ Donation And Jewish Law
  • Can One Woman Have Two Firstborn Children? And Other Case Files from the New 21st Century Journal of Anticipatory Medical Halacha
  • When Fathers Become Mothers and Mothers Have Udders: Medical Halakha for the 21st Century
  • A Modern Day Challenge for Shlomo HaMelech: Ownership rights of frozen embryos
  • New Ways to Have your Eggs Served: Ovarian transplantation and the definition of maternity in halakha
  • The Bodies Exhibit and the Preservation of the Human Body in Rabbinic Literature: From Lot’s wife to Gunther’s knife
  • Medical Halakha Update 2008: From artificial life to a DNA-matched wife
  • The Impact of Rav Moshe Feinstein on Medical Halakha
  • The Impact of the Tzitz Eliezer on Jewish Medical Ethics
  • Dead or Alive! The Definition of Death in Jewish Law
  • Halakha under the microscope: Halakhic Issues of the discovery and use of the Microscope
  • Why is This Gene Different from all other Genes? The impact of the Human Genome Project on Jewish law
  • Let’s face it: Face and other non-vital organ transplants in Jewish law
  • The Aftermath of the Tsunami: risk, rescue and plague in Jewish Law
  • The Anatomy of Halakha
  • The not so new metzitzah controversy
  • Posthumous Paternity and Motherless Maternity: New Frontiers in Assisted Reproduction
  • Whose Life is it Anyway: The Terry Schiavo Case and End of Life Issues in Jewish Law
  • The Spontaneous Generation of Halakha: Can Science and Halakha Disagree?
  • The Rabbinic Response to Scientific Discovery throughout the Ages Is a Stem Cell Just a “Stam” Cell? Stem cell research in Jewish law
  • Mummies, Philosophers and Flying Kohanim: Chapters on the interface of Medicine, the Priesthood and Jewish Law
  • From Mummies to Smallpox: The Rabbinic Response to Scientific Discovery Throughout the Ages”

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