Conversations with Rabbi Dr Akiva Tatz
Transplants II - Organs from Deceased Donor

Transplants II - Organs from Deceased Donor

April 9, 2022

What should we make of near death experiences?

Can one desecrate a body to save a life?

Can one break shabbat to restore someones sight? Hearing?

Organs like the heart that needs to be taken when still beating, can one transplant if they're legally dead?

Which organs is one allowed to transplant from a deceased person?

 

Transplants I- Organs from Living People

Transplants I- Organs from Living People

March 24, 2022

Is one allowed to receive an organ transplant from a non kosher animal?

If one receives an ovarian transplant, who's children are they?

If one transplants a head or a brain, who are you?!

If a person didn't have a heartbeat and comes back to life after CPR, did you save a life or revive the dead? Do they need to remarry their spouse? Did their children inherit their assets?

When exactly is the moment of death?

Autonomy- Whose life is it anyway?

Autonomy- Whose life is it anyway?

March 10, 2022

Does God allow us to make decisions about our life?

If someone doesn't want medical treatment, can one treat without their will?

What happens when Jewish Law disagrees with Medical Law?

Adar- Does Judaism Have a Sense of Humour?

Adar- Does Judaism Have a Sense of Humour?

March 4, 2022

What is the purpose of humour?

The Torah has many references to laughing- why?

Why do Jews have a good sense of humour?

Why is Purim a time of hilarity and laughter?

Genetics IV- The Jewish Gene

Genetics IV- The Jewish Gene

January 27, 2022

Can we all be traced back to one mother?

Can people be identified on a population basis? Where we come from?

Can snippets of bones be taken to prove a Jewish body?

Genetics III - Identifying Criminals & Family

Genetics III - Identifying Criminals & Family

January 20, 2022

Can one use DNA to identify remains? To allow a married woman to get remarried?

Can we incriminate based on DNA?

Genetics II - Preventing Genetic Diseases

Genetics II - Preventing Genetic Diseases

January 13, 2022

Amazing new developments in Genetics Technology. 

Can families with known genetics diseases be helped? Is it morally incorrect to produce children with disadvantages?

Genetics I- Premarital Genetic Screening

Genetics I- Premarital Genetic Screening

January 6, 2022

Why it is so important? What are we screening for? What type of screening to do?

Individuality II - What is your role in life?

Individuality II - What is your role in life?

November 26, 2021

How should parents bring our their children's uniqueness?

What if someone feels bland and talentless?

Can one change completely in later life?

etc...

Individuality I- The Theory

Individuality I- The Theory

November 18, 2021

Is Judaism a system designed to produce clones? Must everyone be the same?

Is every human being absolutely necessary for the world to function?

Why has art and music overtime moved from structured to chaos?

Has learning Torah become more difficult overtime?

 

 

 

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