Directives on medical questions are found in all sources of Jewish law from early texts such as Talmud and Maimonides up to contemporary Rabbinic responsa. Using these texts and principles as precedents, Jewish Medical Ethics provide an opportunity for medical professionals and lay people to come together to discuss and solve current bioethical dilemmas. “Two Tablets” serves as an ongoing resource for physicians and other healthcare providers as medical ethics issues arise in their practice. Some topic JME has explored include; end-of-life decisions in Jewish law, rationing medical care, medical marijuana and its benefits and risk, and disguising the diagnosis to protect the patient.

The program is run by Rabbi Yitzchak Kowalsky and he can be contacted at


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