Assisted Dying – Rabbinic Responses
Edited by Rabbi Jonathan Romain
What happens when you want to die, but the law won’t let you?
Until recently, the prohibition against taking one’s own life has been enshrined in both civil legislation and religious thinking.
But should exceptions be made for those who are terminally ill and wish to end their life, rather than live out the remaining period in pain or indignity?
What guidance do modern Jewish ethics have to offer on the debate?
In this ground-breaking book, seventeen rabbis tackle the issue, arguing for and against, and offering a framework for individuals and families if the law is changed to permit assisted dying.
Whether you are facing the situation yourself, know someone who is doing so, or are interested in ethical questions, this book will provide options and challenge assumptions.