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Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics (review)

Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics (review) Book Reviews the author has presented a strong case for his thesis that the resources of the Jewish religious tradition, if integrated with the fmdings of contemporary academic scholarship, yield invaluable, practical insights for the solution of numerous agonizing problems confronting the contemporary business world. Walter S. Wurzburger Yeshiva University Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics, by Noam 1. Zohar. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. 165 pp. $16.95. This book is not an overview of Jewish positions on the stock issues ofbioethics-those covering the beginning and end of life and the distribution of health care. Thus those looking for such a book will not be well served by this one. This book is on a different plane of discussion, and on that plane it makes a real contribution. Aptly named "Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics," this book examines two differing perspectives on bioethical issues that have pervaded the Jewish tradition from at least the Middle Ages and arguably from even earlier periods. These are the views of religious naturalism andreligious humanism. While a number of statements in the Bible and a number of concrete decisions in the Talmud seem to reflect one or the other of these approaches, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics (review)

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Book Reviews the author has presented a strong case for his thesis that the resources of the Jewish religious tradition, if integrated with the fmdings of contemporary academic scholarship, yield invaluable, practical insights for the solution of numerous agonizing problems confronting the contemporary business world. Walter S. Wurzburger Yeshiva University Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics, by Noam 1. Zohar. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997. 165 pp. $16.95. This book is not an overview of Jewish positions on the stock issues ofbioethics-those covering the beginning and end of life and the distribution of health care. Thus those looking for such a book will not be well served by this one. This book is on a different plane of discussion, and on that plane it makes a real contribution. Aptly named "Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics," this book examines two differing perspectives on bioethical issues that have pervaded the Jewish tradition from at least the Middle Ages and arguably from even earlier periods. These are the views of religious naturalism andreligious humanism. While a number of statements in the Bible and a number of concrete decisions in the Talmud seem to reflect one or the other of these approaches,

Journal

Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1999

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