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Supplying Human Body Parts: A Jewish Law Perspective, Steven Resnicoff Jan 2006

Supplying Human Body Parts: A Jewish Law Perspective, Steven Resnicoff

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This article explores two related, but distinct, questions: (1) whether, under Jewish law, it is ethical for someone to buy or sell human body parts, and (2) whether, given Jewish law's perspective, it would be appropriate for the United States to adopt a distribution system that would give preference to people who volunteer to be prospective donors. These questions should interest three different kinds of people: (1) those who seek to abide by Jewish law and, therefore, need to know its rules; (2) those who respect Jewish law, who are curious about it, and who might be persuaded by ...