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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Organ and Tissue Donation: Ethics and other Issues from a Jewish Perspective
Some of the Jewish ethical principles supporting organ donation include : saving a life;honoring the dead; compassion; and not standing idly by. There are counter-concerns about the determination of the time of death, the criteria for death and desecration of the body and of Shabbat. There remains a great deal of "mythology' in the Jewish community about the religious acceptability of donation,but not about receiving an organ. We will attempt to clarify the issues at stake , considering the lack of adequate donors in Canada.

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Gershon Growe

I am a hematologist with a particular interest in transfusion and transplantation. Another particular interest of mine is Jewish ethics. I have presented variations on this theme at the Melton Adult School here in Vancouver and at other sites.

Sunday February 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Upstairs Room #4 King David High School