When a person, be it physician, patient or family member, faces a situation such as medical procedures raising ethical and moral dilemmas, or supposed contradiction with halacha, both practical and theoretical – advice from a reliable source is essential. The IRP was created to answer this need and offer this halachic support.
The Dr. Falk Schlesinger Institute for Medical-Halachic Research was founded in 1966 under the auspices of Shaare Zedek, imbuing our professional pursuits with the spirit of Torah. This was the philosophy of the hospital’s second director-general, after whom the Institute is named, and it remains the Institute’s guiding principle.
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What is the correct Torah response to the technological and medical advances raising both theoretical ethical and practical halachic questions?
We, at the Schlesinger Institute, aspire to better the understanding and deepen the knowledge of the public in the field of medical ethics and Halacha.
In effort to achieve our primary goal of educating the public in the fields of medical ethics and halacha we run several educational initiatives, such as the "Medicine & Halacha Seminar for Morei Tzedek", the annual "International Summer Program for Medical Ethics & Halacha" and "Winter Seminar for Medical Ethics & Halacha".