Category Archives: Jewish Medical Ethics

“Elu v’elu’ are the words of the living God

(I had intended to write an entirely different essay on my interpretation of the sugyah in Sanhedrin dealing with the stubborn and rebellious son. But as I was scrambling to finish this article before Shavuot, I suddenly came up with … Continue reading

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In Tribute to Dr. C. Everett Koop (Oct.14, 1916 – Feb. 25, 2013)

I remember this story from my days as a rabbi in Philadelphia when Dr. Koop was chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital.  This story introduced me to the man who was to later become the Surgeon General. He impressed me … Continue reading

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