Source: 4p. SIEC No: 20040818

This article is the author’s response to the question: Does Judaism ever sanction suicide & may a physician or any other third party facilitate this process? The author argues that taking one’s life is considered to be morally wrong in Judaism, & that the preservation of life is regarded as a cardinal value in Jewish faith, but also notes some therapeutic exceptions in which steps may be taken that would or could hasten death.