Rabbi Tzvi Flaum was a talmid of Rabbi Yosef Ber Soloveitchik zt"l, and after obtaining his B.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University he received his rabbinical ordination from RIETS, was a "Chaver" of the RIETS Kollel for more than a decade, and received the advanced rabbinic ordination ("יורה יורה ידין ידין") which qualified him as a serious decisor of Jewish Law. He is currently Chairman of the Vaad HaRabbanim of Far Rockaway and Lawrence, and Professor of Judaic Studies and Mashgiach Ruchani at Lander College for Women. He also founded a new program and initiative called The Torah Studies Network, a recognized world-class scholar in the field of Jewish Medical Ethics and a dynamic speaker. A member of the Medical Ethics Commission and Vaad Halacha of the RCA, he is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists.
Should every effort be made to save a baby even if it will have neurological and cognitive defects, and a poor quality of life? Is abortion ever permitted? Are we ever allowed to take someone off life support? This is a vintage video and is being shared here for its historical value and its content, not for the quality of its video
Dr. Kathleen E. Powderly (3)
Is it fair for the rich to have the most access to organ transplants? What if a treatment is too expensive, not covered by insureances, or dictated to be done a certain way by the insurance? Should a CEO make a higher salery if his medical insurance isn't making money? And is the dialisys machine allowed to be removed under any circumstances? This is a vintage video and is being shared here for its historical value and its content, not for the quality of its video
Dr. Eli Friedman (2)
In this session abortion will be addressed, one of the most polarizing issues in contemporary discourse, from the perspective of Jewish law and ethics. Does a woman always have the right to terminate her pregnancy? Or does life begin at conception, and destroying a fetus tantamount to murder?.
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum (4)