By Ari Grubner, MD An exciting discussion with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz, regarding the wonders of the human body, and how to make sense of the reality that those wondrous organs can cease to function properly.
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
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