Year: 1998 Source: 37p. SIEC No: 20040819

This article endeavors to analyze physician-assisted suicide through the prism of Jewish law. Part I of this article provides a brief introduction to Jewish law, including Jewish law perspectives on the meaning of death, personal autonomy, & the distinction between passive & active conduct. Part II examines particular Jewish law principles relevant to physician-assisted suicide issues & applies them to specific factual scenarios.