In an effort to make the field of medical ethics and halacha more accessible to the general public, the Schlesinger Institute has created the Chaim Kahn Library and Information Center, named after the late Esq. Chaim Kahn, founder of the institute in the mid 1960's.
The Chaim Kahn Library and Information Center, is both a physical and virtual library, and as one of the premier resource centers for Jewish medical ethics in Israel, should be the first port of call for anyone interested in medical ethics and halacha.
The library, located in the Schlesinger Institute (at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center), serves as a quiet place for research and general study. One will find all standard texts of the Jewish library as well as compendiums of halacha, medical and Jewish journals, and legal texts. The wide variety of books and articles on medical ethics and halacha as well as a range of basic books on Judaism and Jewish law, computer facilities, a database of Jewish sources and a bibliography of the library are all available to the public.
The virtual library can be accessed by anyone anywhere offering a useful variety of tools for research and general knowledge, from the comfort of one's own home.
· The Virtual Database provides access to articles published in: The ASSIA Journal; the JME Journal; the Nishmat Avraham Series; the Encyclopedia of Medicine and Halacha and more.
· The Bibliographic Section: Annotated bibliographies by Rabbi Meir Wunder.
· Access to the International Responsa Project.
· The Forum for Medical Halacha – Public forum for discussions and sources for medical halacha.