Dignity of Life at the End of Life

10:00 Symposium Registration and Greetings from Hosts and Collaborative Partners View Streaming Video


10:15 The Art of Dying: A Jewish Experience

Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss View Streaming Video


10:30 Panel 1: Pain Management at the End of Life

Relieving Pain, Hastening Death: How does halacha deal with a “double effect” pain medication?

Moderator and Opening Remarks: Perry Davis, Ph.D. View Streaming Video


Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss View Streaming Video

Professor Robert Pollack View Streaming Video

Dr. Linda Siegel View Streaming Video

Dr. Michelle Friedman Belfer View Streaming Video

Question and Answer Session View Streaming Video


12:0 Keynote Speaker

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg, Shaarei Tzedek Hospital Center, Jerusalem View Streaming Video


1:15 Panel 2: Aggressive versus Supportive Medical Measures at the End of Life

Can a halachic living will prescribe termination of nutritional support in the case of a permanent vegetative or terminal state?

Moderator and Opening Remarks: Professor Robert Pollack

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Rabbi Dr. Moshe D. Tendler

Dr. Kenneth Prager View Streaming Video

Rabbi Zev Schostak View Streaming Video


2:45 Panel 3: End of Life Palliative Approaches

Jewish and Medical Perspectives on Forms and Venues for Hospice Care

Moderator and Opening Remarks: Rabbi Yaacov Schwartz


Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, Ph.D View Streaming Video

Dr. John Brechtl View Streaming Video

Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D View Streaming Video