Decisions at the End of Life: Balancing Jewish Law & Democracy

22 August 2019
Thursday 07.30pm
Jewish Museum of Australia

Join Rabbi Professor Daniel Sinclair, expert in Jewish and comparative biomedical law, this August for two talks on the intersection between religion and the law.

Presented by Victoria University’s Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and the Jewish Museum of Australia, the talks will encourage guests to consider how law and religion influence our life choices from birth to death. All talks will take place in the Jewish Museum’s Sir Zelman Cowen gallery.

The talks are part of a series of events arranged by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Sir Zelman Cowen.

Decisions at the end of life: Balancing Jewish law and democracy
Thursday 22 August 2019, 7.30 to 9pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Gallery, Jewish Museum of Australia

Artificial life support, patient autonomy and the wishes of the family continue to pose challenges to the traditional Halakhic position on the treatment of the terminally ill. The focus of this second talk is on recent developments at the interface of Jewish and Israeli law in an attempt to synthesise both systems.