Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics

By: Prof. Avraham Steinberg, M.D.

Summary: Combining thorough halachic and medical knowledge, Prof. Steinberg presents, along with a complete halachic overview, a full systematic survey of related medical, scientific, philosophical, ethical, and legal material. The encyclopedia stands as an invaluable reference tool for physicians, lawyers, ethicists, and halachists both in Israel and abroad.

Hebrew; 7 volumes; Hardcover.

The encyclopedia, which was first published during the years 1988-1998, is a compilation of Jewish medical law on all topics of medical interest. Seven years after its first publication, in 2006, Prof. Steinberg presented an up-to-date revised and edited second edition to our readership.

The encyclopedia's medical and ethical topics are categorized alphabetically and each one receives special consideration as halachic aspects of the medical issues are discussed in a systematic manner including detailed relevant medical overviews and a study of the halachic sources, beginning with the biblical passages and Talmudic sources through later halachic interpretations up to contemporary authorities.

The encyclopedia stands as an invaluable reference tool for physicians, lawyers, ethicists, and halachists both in Israel and abroad.