What does Judaism say about assisted suicide?

November 12, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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As the New South Wales Parliament begins to debate legalising assisted suicide, the Rabbinical Council of New South Wales is giving an opportunity for the community to hear the Jewish view.

Rabbi Nochum Schapiro

On a Zoom session on 25 November at 8pm, you can hear from Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz, a doctor and expert in Jewish medical ethics, and Dr Sharon Galper Grossman, an oncologist and halacha teacher, about end of life issues in Judaism.

This issue forces us to contemplate the very essence and purpose of life.

Rabbi Nochum Schapiro President of the RCNSW said: “The RCNSW is grateful that we have secured two world-renowned experts in both medicine and Judaism to  unpack this highly emotional and consequential issue said

This is literally a life and death issue that affects all our families and our whole community.”

You can be better informed by joining the session via rcnsw.org.au/zoom on 25 November.


One Response to “What does Judaism say about assisted suicide?”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Any person who is terminally ill and in pain should not be dictated to by NSW parliamentarians. The NSW Premier and Opposition leader are Roman Catholics and religion should not influence them when they vote. MP’s should represent their constituents not just their person views. NSW is the only Australian state or territory not to have voluntary assisted dying. NSW is out of step with the rest of Australia.

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