Decisions of Fate

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  • Decisions of Fate: Guiding Jewish Values for Making Life-and-Death Decisions
    Offered in person in Guilford
    and online via Zoom.
    In Guilford at the NHMR, 2730 Boston Post Rd.
    Four Wednesdays, May 15-June 5, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


    Judaism's timeless values provide practical guidance for making confident and considered life-and-death choices. This course applies Jewish values to four common dilemmas: risky treatments, end-of-life care, abortion, and care of the deceased.

    Lesson 1: Risky Treatments
    When uncertain treatments offer a chance of recovery, is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life to extend your long-term prospects.

    Lesson 2: End-of-Life Care
    How does Judaism balance the desire to reduce suffering with the value of every moment of life? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

    Lesson 3: Abortion Ethics
    When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term? Examine how Jewish texts navigate the ethics of abortion.

    Lesson 4: Honoring the Deceased
    Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on respect for the deceased and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

  • Textbook Included. $100.00 per student. Early bird special register before April 15, 20% off. Couples Discount: $20 off. Not sure if it is for you? Check out first lesson free.

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