Science and Medicine: Jewish Medical Ethics

Rabbi Mordechai Becher

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, originally from Australia, is senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization and an instructor at Yeshiva University.  He received his semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and holds an MA in Medieval Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University, where he is currently a doctoral candidate.  He taught at Ohr Somayach and Neve Yerushalayim in Jerusalem for 15 years, and served in the Israel Defence Forces.  Rabbi Becher has answered thousands of questions on AsktheRabbi.org and presents a Talmud class, Dimensions of the Daf, on cable TV with the Jewish Broadcasting Service. Rabbi Becher’s latest book, Gateway to Judaism, published by Artscroll, is in its ninth printing. He has taught in the USA, Canada, England, Israel, South Africa, Australia and Russia, and has conducted tours in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Israel and India. Sample Titles The Written And Oral Laws Introduction to the Written Law Introduction to the Oral Law The Bible as History (You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Read the Book!) Unearthing Ancient Mysteries: Archaeology and the Bible. Why Not Write It All Down? The Oral Law: Tradition or Invention? (Accuracy of the Oral Tradition)* Criticizing the Critics: Analysis and Response to Biblical Criticism Who Cares What Happened to the Ox? or Why Study Gemara? Do I Have To Take That Literally? Midrash, Metaphor and Meaning.* The Hidden Dimension: Mystical Aspects of the Talmud. Rabbinic Laws; Customs, and Jewish Practice. A Page of Talmud: Content, History, Development and Mystery Prophecy, Sinai and Jewish Law. The Seven Noachide Laws. “An Eye For An Eye”: What Does it Really Mean? Torah Study and the Pursuit of a Livelihood. Science and the Torah: Some Common Ground. What Is Kabbalah?* History, Concepts and Power of Kabbalah Probability, Statistics and Minority Rights: An Analysis of a Mishnah. A Mistaken Court: An Analysis of a Mishnah. Marriage by Proxy and Personal Responsibility: Talmudic Analysis Benefit and Loss: Talmudic Analysis How to...

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Rabbi Ari Sytner

Rabbi Ari Sytner is Director of Community Initiatives at Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future where he works to help strengthen communities nationwide. Training community leaders, rabbis, and rabbinic students in the art of Jewish leadership, Rabbi Sytner uses his talents and passions to reach and inspire the full spectrum of the Jewish people. Rabbi Sytner is originally from Monsey, NY. A student of Rabbi Berel Wein, he has served on the pulpit for 13 years in out of town communities, 5 years in Des Moines, Iowa and 8 years in Charleston, South Carolina. Rabbi Sytner studied Psychology for his undergraduate degree, Education for his Masters, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work. Sample Titles My Kidney Donation: A Personal Journey & Halachik Analysis Do Jews Believe in Karma? Achieving Stress-Free Living Angels & Demons Heaven and Hell: What do we Really believe? Lose Yourself in the Music: Why People get Entranced by Song Does Mazel Dictate our Destiny? Kaballah 101: What to Believe? Are Miracles Real? How Can we Tell? Divine Intervention: Can we Feel G-d in our Lives? Moses on the Corporate Ladder: Leadership Strategies from the Torah 3 Jews 4 Opinions: Why we Don’t See Eye to Eye Women in the Talmud Jewish Dilemmas in Bioethics Organ Donation Fertility & Reproductive Technologies in Halachah Stem Cell Research Hospice and End of Life Issues The Right to Die: DNR’s & Autonomy in Medicine Coping with Tragedy: A Jewish Perspective David’s Story: A Paraplegic’s Struggle to Live A Close-up Look at the Marriage of Rabbi Akiva Dating: Obstacles, Realities and Success Jewish Dating Practices: Past, Present & Future Successful Parenting for Raising Awesome Kids Honoring Parents in the Good Times & the Bad Making Marriage Great (And Painless) Dysfunctional Families in the Torah Religious Dilemmas in the Holocaust The False Messiah Phenomenon: A Look at Shabtai Zvi Why is Israel Always in the Spotlight? Esther’s Secret: A Fresh Analysis of Purim Secrets of the Pesach Seder...

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