Beginning of Life: Halakhic Obligations & Reproductive Rights

15 August 2019
Thursday 7.30pm
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.

The beginning of life: Halakhic obligations and reproductive rights
Thursday 15 August 2019, 7.30 to 9pm
Sir Zelman Cowen Gallery, Jewish Museum of Australia

Reproductive rights in liberal 21st century democracies concerning surrogacy, egg donation and posthumous fertilization reflect both the fast pace of scientific developments and changing social attitudes. This first talk deals with the possibility of combining these changes with traditional Jewish law.