Health & Wellness
The Conservative movement validates two opinions on ceasing medical treatment for terminally ill patients.
End of Life
An introduction to Jewish attitudes toward life support, ceasing medical care, living wills, and caring for patients in their final days
When it's acceptable to use a "living will" to end treatment of terminally ill patients
All denominations of Judaism prohibit assisted suicide and euthanasia, but there is some room for nuance.
Traditional rabbinic authorities forbid instigating the death of a terminally ill patient.
The major codes of Jewish law forbid actions that hasten death, but some allow the removal of impediments to death.
The Torah prohibits murder, and the Talmud maintains the prohibition on active killing, even with the terminally ill.
Contemporary Jewish thinkers have expressed a wide range of opinions about the permissibility and parameters of euthanasia.