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Sunday, February 21 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Organ Donation, Brain Death, and Halacha: Educate Yourself Now!

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Jews must buried whole! Jews need to be buried with their organs in order to be resurrected! Jews are not allowed to get an autopsy! You are alive if your heart is still beating! Explore Talmudic and Mishnaic texts that can shed light on this 21st-century phenomenon, where a person’s heart can beat even though the brain is dead. Some rabbis view a beating heart as a sign of life, some rabbis don’t – come learn why! Learn what halacha (Jewish law) – and the latest legislation in Israel –  say about organ donation. Come to this workshop so that you can make an educated decision for yourself.

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Robby Berman

Director, Halachic Organ Donor Society
Robert Berman is a graduate of Harvard University (MPA), Baruch College (MBA), Yeshiva University (BA), Gruss Kollel and Yeshivat Hakotel. He has been published in New York Magazine, the Jerusalem Post, Jewish Week, Moment Magazine, Ha’aretz, Times of Israel, and the Jerusalem Report... Read More →

Sunday February 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am EST
Right Ballroom