Judaism and Healing is a concise, incisive, but nontechnical study of major issues in medical bioethics. Rabbi Bleich examines each topic from the perspective of Jewish tradition. Truth-telling, professional secrecy, population policy, abortion, sex-change surgery, test tube babies, animal experimentation, euthanasia, autopsy, and sex preselection are among the more than thirty topics discussed as a guide to understanding the teachings of normative Judaism. This new and expanded edition adds chapters on AIDS, surrogate motherhood, pregnancy reduction, cloning, and palliation of pain. Rabbi Bleich presents in a clear and lucid manner principles and concerns which enter into the formulation of a Jewish response to each of these issues. Judaism and Healing is a treasure-trover of information with regard to the concerns of both bioethics and Jewish law.
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