With medicine’s increasing role in our lives, many of us will have to face complex ethical issues
relating to medical decisions at some point or another. Medicine and Morals is based on two
premises: that Jewish wisdom has much to say about these matters and that the best time to deal
with them is now.
This course is your chance to engage the subject of medical ethics, discuss actual case histories,
and get a sense of direction about difficult medical conditions.
January 11: Choosing Life: The Obligation to Seek Treatment
February 8: Flesh of My Flesh: Organ Transplants in Jewish Law
March 14: New Beginnings: The Ethics of Reproductive Technologies
April 4: Secret Code: Genetics and the Ethics of Patient Confidentiality
Rabbi Hesh Epstein has been the Executive Director of Chabad Lubavitch of South Carolina since 1987. His evening
courses have become a regular and popular fixture of Jewish Studies Community education offerings.