Death in a Medicalized Age: Halakhah, Ritual, and Ethics in Transition

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Date(s) - 06/30/2015
11:15 am - 12:45 pm

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The manner in which we encounter death today has changed radically compared to past centuries. Death is typically segregated from everyday life, taking place in the context of a medical system whose primary aim is to save lives. This has shifted the way in which death is discussed from the realm of the spiritual, concerned with the soul, to that of the technical, concerned with the functioning of the body. This course examines this and other related developments and explores how they play out in discussions of brain death and organ transplantation.
Ari Schick

Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm
5 sessions: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Tuition: $125; financial aid available.

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