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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

On Oct. 5, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Option Act, making it legal for physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients.

Jews have been discussing this issue for a long time. 

For books, check our catalog under:

  • Death – Religious aspects – Judaism
  • Death – Moral and ethical aspects
  • Terminal care -- Religious aspects – Judaism
  • Critically ill (Jewish law)
  • Suicide -- Religious aspects – Judaism
  • Suicide – Moral and ethical aspects
  • Euthanasia

For articles, use the same subjects above in the RAMBI, ATLA, and Academic  Search Premier databases

For  Reform responsa, search the CCAR ebooks (under ebooks/ejournal tab) for Euthanasia

Contemplating end-of-life issues sometimes leads to wondering what happens to us after death. We pulled some resources on this as well.

Search the catalog under:

Future life -- Judaism