Editor's ForewordPrefaceIntroductionPreludeChapter I The Bet Din, An Institution Whose Time Has ReturnedChapter II The Appeal Process in the Jewish Legal SystemChapter III ChecksChapter IV Jewish Law and the State's Authority to Punish CrimeChapter V Sabbath QuestionsChapter VI Returning from Missions of Mercy on the SabbathChapter VII Observance of Shabbat by a Prospective Proselyte and by a Ger she Mal ve Lo TavalChapter VIII Fetal Tissue Research, Jewish Tradition and Public PolicyChapter IX Experimental Procedures, The Concept of Refu'ah BedukahChapter X Utilization of Scientific Data Obtained Through Immoral ExperimentationChapter XI In Vitro Fertilization, Maternal Identity and ConversionChapter XII May Tissue Donations Be CompelledChapter XIII Of Cerebral, Respiratory and Cardiac DeathChapter XIV The Intifada and the Gulf WarChapter XV Miscellaneous Questions
About this Text
Contemporary Halakhic Problems is a multi-volume book of halakhic (legal) reasoning on modern issues by Rabbi J. David Bleich, a distinguished bioethicist and professor of law and Talmud. Rabbi Bleich provides lucid summaries and analyses of classic halakhic questions alongside pioneering applications of Jewish law to current social, political, technological and religious issues. The work is not a practical halakhic guide, but is rather devoted to theoretical analysis.
Author: J. David Bleich
Composed: New York, c.1989 - c.1995 CE