Most bioethicists concern themselves with common law when considering the mores that inform practitioners operating in the framework of medical institutions. These questions are generally addressed from the perspective of secular ethics. Many Jewish physicians, however
Contributors to this volume address medical issues such as organ transplantation, physician's fees, new reproductive technologies, informed consent, and medical confidentiality in the context of Jewish law. Jewish thought is presented as of great relevance to both the history of medical ethics and contemporary medico-legal issues. The volume concludes with a chronicle of Jewish Law in the State of Israel and a survey of recent literature.
The Jewish Law Annual provides English-speaking readers with scholarly articles presenting jurisprudential, historical, textual, and comparative analysis of issues in Jewish law. Diverse in scope and focus, the articles reflect familiarity with both the rabbinical literature in its source languages, and contemporary epistemologies, methodologies, and worldviews.