TorahMusings.com has invited respected rabbis, doctors, law professors and ethicists to write Op-Ed style essays exploring the religious, medical, legal and ethical aspects of this issue. These experts have taken the time, on short notice, to write thoughtful discussions on brain death and its implications to the Orthodox Jewish community.
This TorahMusings.com symposium on brain death has two goals, neither of which is resolving the debate. The first is to conduct a calm and respectful discussion, lowering the temperature of debate so we can remain a united community even while disagreeing. The second goal is to present to the public experts who voice their learned opinions in a non-technical fashion. They may or may not convince you that they are right but they will hopefully convince you that reasonable people can disagree on this complex topic.
The symposium will last approximately two weeks and will contain approximately eight Op-Ed contributions. The media is welcome to republish any of these essays with the author’s approval. The first two contributions are included as attachments.For more information, contact Rabbi Gil Student, firstname.lastname@example.org, TorahMusings.com