Library

  • Bleich
    David
    "Contemporary Halakhic Problems",
    Bleich
    David
    , 1995 .
    Synopsis:

    This volume includes sections on such issues as rabbinic confidentiality, the use of surveillance systems, fax and telephone machines on Shabbat, and more, Relevant to this category in the online library is the chapter entitled "In Vitro Fertilization: Maternal Identity and Conversion", in which R. Bleich presents a halakhic discussion of in vitro fertilization and whether the genetic mother or the gestational mother is considered the child's mother for Jewish Law.  
    The halakhic implications include consanguinity, inheritance, laws of mourning, etc.

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  • Berman
    Rochel
    "Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial",
    Berman
    Rochel
    , 2005 .
    Synopsis:

    Dignity Beyond Death examines the rituals of preparing the dead for burial from the point of view of those volunteers who undertake it, including chapters on the Holocaust and terrorism.

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