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Jewish Perspectives on Organ Donation: Myths Dispelled & Dilemmas Explained

Hosted By: Shomer Collective

We can all benefit from the miraculous gift-of-life afforded by organ donation. Yet many questions exist about Jewish perspectives on organ donation. Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody, the new executive director of the oldest Jewish organization promoting organ donation, will help dispel myths about Jews and organ donation while confronting the real dilemmas posed by organ transplantation.

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Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody is the executive director of the Halachic Organ Donor Society and the Jewish Law Live columnist for the Jerusalem Post.  His work has appeared in Mosaic, Tradition, First Things, The Federalist, Tablet, Tzohar, The Forward, Hakirah, The Torah u-Madda Journal, and other popular publications, and has been cited in Israeli Supreme Court decisions. His first book, A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates (Maggid), received a 2014 National Jewish Book Award. His next book, Judaism Confronts War: Jewish Military Ethics for the 21st Century, is due out in 2023. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, he received rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, an MA in Jewish philosophy at the Hebrew University, and his PhD from Bar Ilan University Law School, where he continues to serve as a postdoctoral fellow.
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Shomer Collective

The mission of Shomer Collective is to improve end-of-life experiences for individuals and their families— inspired by Jewish wisdom, values, and practices—by curating content and resources and building a diverse network of organizational partners.

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