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Human cloning and Embryo research: The Ethical and Jewish Legal Implications
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
Within the last few decades, medical technological developments have changed the landscape for what is possible for medical treatments. The theoretical bioethical and halakhic discussions surrounding human cloning and embryo research are becoming a reality. As a result, further advancements in organ transplantation, infertility and genetic engineering, to name a few, are directly impacted by this possibility within medicine. This class will discuss how these new possibilities within research and medicine have practical application within the halakhic and bioethical discussion.
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rosh Kehila Dina Najman is Rosh Kehila of The Kehilah in Riverdale, NY. Prior to this pulpit, RK Najman was the Marta d’Atra (spiritual and halakhic leader) of the Orthodox minyan, Kehilat Orach Eliezer in Manhattan for 8 years. She is the head of the Gemara department at SAR Academy and was a fellow at Drisha, in Nishmat’s Niddah program and is a Hartman Rabbinic Scholar (RLI4). She received ordination from Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber and is a certified Bioethicist through the NYU/Einstein Bioethics and Medical Humanities program and lecturer on bioethics and halakhah in many communities. She has served on the board of the Halakhic Organ Donor Society (HODS) for more than 10 years, is a member of the Uri l’Tzedek Advisory Board, the YCT Advisory Board, the JOFA Advisory Board and is Education Committee chair for the Agunah Task Force.