Year: 1995 Source: Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. p.153-169 SIEC No: 20021265

Jewish views on euthanasia are presented. The author shows the origin of these beliefs in a Talmudic text that discusses martyrdom & how they are reiterated in subsequent literature. The author defines & explores the differences between active & passive euthanasia, describing the Jewish stance on each. The notion of extending life versus prolonging death is emphasized.