When Jews Make End of Life Decisions

By Vanessa L. Ochs

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author analyzes aspects of Jewish tradition that emotionally and spiritually speak to individuals who are nearing the end of their lives. She looks to eight principles that she believes are internalized facets of Judaism - Kavod (Honor), Goral (Fate), Rofeh Cholim (Healer of the Sick), Tzelem Elohim (Being in the Image of God), Menschlikeit (Being a really good person), Shalom Bayit (Keeping the peace), and B'shert (It's meant to be so).

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Spirituality, Values

Name of Publication: CLAL Community and Society Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Ochs, Vanessa L. When Jews Make End of Life Decisions. CLAL Community and Society Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2520


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