Chabad of Bedford will present a new 6 week course from the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas that will begin on Tuesday, October 29th.
At some point or another, everyone faces an extremely difficult medical decision that they aren’t equipped to handle. In Life in the Balance, participants will ponder ethical questions about a range of topics ranging from end of life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death. Questions include: Must we prolong life at the expense of immense suffering? Should we legalize compensation for organs to save the lives of those on the transplant list? And where do we draw the line between keen vigilance to safeguard one’s health and pointless panic? The course will also explore ethical ramifications of fascinating new technologies such as digital autopsies, and uterine transplants.
Like all JLI programs, Life in the Balance is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is accredited to offer AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits for medical professionals, CLE credits for attorneys, and AGD PACE credits for dentists. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be members or affiliated.
For more information or to enroll please call 666.6065 or log on to www.chabadbedford.com/jli.