Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Law and Religion, v.XIII, no.2, (1998-99), p.289-349 SIEC No: 20040220

This article explores the problem of physician-assisted death in the context of Jewish law. Part 1 addresses Jewish perspectives on living as a background to understanding Jewish law’s rules about dying. Part 2 identifies the essential Jewish law rules proscribing the taking, & prescribing the preservation, of life. Part 3 focuses on Jewish law doctrines requiring one to try to dissuade another from violating Jewish law & forbidding one to assist in such a violation. Part 4 applies these various Jewish law principles to physcian-assisted dying.