VOS IZ NEIAS
Israel - Rabbi Ratzon Arusi, municipal rabbi of Kiryat Ono and a member of the Council of the Chief Rabbinate, has proposed a radical new approach to the issue of organ donation.
Instead of requiring the consent of a potential donor or their family, the decision would be put in the hands of rabbinical courts which would establish whether or not the potential donor has died and thereby permit a hospital when to remove the useable organs.
Arusi laid out his ideas in Tchumin, an annual publication produced by Machon Tzomet, on issues concerning Jewish law in conjunction with contemporary matters of science, state and society.
According to Arusi’s proposals, the rabbinate would establish rabbinical courts in every hospital, which would deal with every case of potential organ donors.
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