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Endorsements & Reviews from Prominent Doctors & Professionals

Endorsements & Reviews from Prominent Doctors & Professionals

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Endorsements & Reviews From Prominent Doctors & Professionals 

 "As our society continues to struggle with thorny and complex medical issues, from end of life, to health care, to abortion, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has come forward with a fascinating course that will shed light on these key questions, and provides students of all ages with the all-important Torah perspective."
The Hon. Tevi D. Troy, PhD, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

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 "The JLI course on Medicine and Morals provides a clear description of Jewish law as it relates to ethical dilemmas in medicine... as other religious groups develop greater sophistication in merging their beliefs with medical decision making, this course provides important information for medical practitioners."
Alan H. Kadish, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Touro College and University, New York, NY

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 "Medicine and Morals applies Jewish medical ethics to some of the most salient moral issues in medicine today, from organ donation to assisted reproduction, research with children, and patient confidentiality. No participant in this course can fail to be stimulated by what our tradition has to say about these issues."
Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Division of Law, Ethics & Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

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 "The Rohr JLI curriculum on Medicine and Morals discusses many of the most relevant and fascinating current medical ethics issues from a Jewish religious and secular viewpoint. It will be of great help to doctors, patients and their families."
Kenneth Prager, MD, FACP, Director, Clinical Ethics, Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

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 "I congratulate the Jewish Learning Institute for their work in educating the community about the issues of infertility and assisted reproduction with regard to Jewish Medical Ethics. Enhancing knowledge will contribute towards patients having more comfort with treatment options and towards the medical community gaining a better understanding of religious patients and more sensitivity to their concerns. Improving awareness will undoubtedly translate into more couples realizing their dreams of having a family."
Alan B. Copperman, MD, Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Vice-Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

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 "Over the past two years I have examined much of the material prepared for courses offered at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. This material has uniformly been of high caliber and of meaningful intellectual weight. Additionally, the course books are aesthetically attractive. I recommend without reservation their use, particularly by persons who are in the major professions and in business."
Marvin Schick, PhD, Founder, National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA), Liaison to the Jewish Community under NYC Mayor John V. Lindsay, New York, NY

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 "I am most impressed with the course on Jewish medical ethics, Medicine and Morals. As the title suggests these two topics should and must go hand in hand, not only to treat our patients but to understand them too. The topics are right in line with modern day realities, but put an important time and Torah honored perspective that will help the health care provider see these issues in a different, helpful and more appropriate light."
Robert Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Executive Vice President, The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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 "The content is truly unique, yet obviously relevant to the issues facing physicians daily." John Jane, Sr., MD, Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

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"The Medicine and Morals course provides an important grounding in the halachic approach to a variety of thorny issues confronting medicine today. For those looking for an overview of traditional rabbinical thinking in these issues, the course seems ideal."
Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

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"The course gives a thoroughly researched and well-explained tutorial on Jewish law and organ donation. It is an excellent review of the issues and enormously intellectually stimulating."
Sally Satel, MD, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Recipient of a gratuitous organ donation, Washington, DC 

  
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"As a practicing critical care physician, I draw on my Jewish ethical training cross culturally and have found it helpful in my discussions with my non-Jewish patients as well."
Dr. Joel B. Zivot, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director, Cardio-thoracic Intensive Care Unit, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, Canada 

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 "These materials place some of the most urgent contemporary problems of medical ethics into the context of one of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated ethical systems. Not only practicing Jews will find value in studying the issues presented in this program. Anyone who needs to grapple with the practical and policy dimensions of modern medical practice and delivery will profit from the work of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute."
Daniel D. Polsby, JD, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA 

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 "Jewish philosophy and ethics has from its origin, and will continue in the future to engage with and influence medical thought and practice. The opportunity to showcase this intimate relationship through the JLI course Medicine and Morals is a source of great pride."
Natan Bar-Chama, MD, Director Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  
   
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"Medicine and Morals-Your Jewish Guide Through Life’s Tough Decisions is the premier initial offering of the Touro College Continuing Professional Development Institute and JLI. JLI aspires to be the preeminent provider of adult Jewish learning, and continues to set new standards in the field. Its numerous offerings are superior.
"This new curriculum on Jewish medical ethics will enable health care professionals to be informed by the insights of our sages. Physicians will be better prepared to confront the tough issues facing modern medicine. I enthusiastically endorse this new academic partnership."
Dr. Steven Huberman, Dean, Graduate School of Social Work, Touro College and University, New York, NY 

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 "I am very impressed with the topics covered in the course Medicine and Morals. The class covers some of the most critical issues in law, medicine and religion, and I applaud your efforts to expand learning in this area. Thank you for your fine contributions."
Robert Steinbuch, Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Commissioner on the Arkansas Commission for Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Bank Initiative, Little Rock, AR 

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 "The course in Jewish Medical Ethics offered by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is a fascinating and engaging tour of the subject. Dealing with a variety of the most compelling questions including: refusing medical treatment, organ donation, and assisted reproduction, the course juxtaposes the current trends in secular law as embodied in recent cases with traditional Jewish views on the same questions. The questions and materials used to illustrate and educate are well chosen."
Lloyd R. Cohen, PhD, JD, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Author of “Transplant Organs,” The Encyclopedia of Law and Society, Arlington, VA 

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 "The course clearly incorporates all the key themes of modern medicine and the ethical challenges that we face. The course will enable a greater understanding of how Jewish medical ethics can make a distinctive contribution to modern medicine. The course comes at a time where scientific advancements are producing increasing numbers of ethical dilemmas. There is a great need for people to think through these issues and be equipped to make choices. I am delighted that such a course has been developed and wish it every success."
June Jones, PhD, MSc, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England 

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 "I support these excellent seminars in Jewish Medical Ethics. They are of great value both clinically and academically."
Anthony D. Hockley (OBM), FRCS, LLM, Neurosurgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, England 

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 "An interesting course and an important area for dissemination of information."
Jeffery Klein, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, White Plains, NY 

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 "Science and technology advance at such a rapid pace that we often don’t stop to understand the implications of medical breakthroughs. Through the lens of Jewish law and perspective, Medicine and Morals brings a framework of understanding to some of the most difficult medical ethics questions we face."
Bradley W. Kesser, MD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 

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"With the advent of new technology and treatment modalities, the physician and communities of today need guidance from several sources with regard to the ethical and moral issues of caring for our patients. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has gathered many professionals from the clergy and the non-clergy to shed light on these complicated issues. Our Acharonim and Rishonim have debated these issues in the Talmud and through compilation of laws in Shulchan Aruch, have guided us in these difficult matters.
"I congratulate the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute for undertaking this immense task to illuminate light on these complex issues. The Institute has my good wishes and full support for this most worthwhile project."
Avi Pandey, MD, FACS, PC, Associate Director, Department of Ophthalmology, Queens Hospital Center, Queens, NY 

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 "Recent advances in clinical knowledge and technology enable solutions that, until not long ago, remained in the imaginary realm. However, do we have the Halachic answers to questions arising from these cutting-edge, never-before available, clinical solutions? Maimonides would be very proud of this promising JLI Medicine and Morals course."
Gill Heart, PhD, Former Commanding Officer, Special Forces Israel Defense Force, Director, Mind in Control, Atlanta, GA 

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 "I am a pulmonary and critical care physician who deals with the type of ethical areas that you highlight. I am impressed with your simple but insightful approach. The subjects that you bring forward reflect significant problems that we encounter commonly. The discussion is a ‘must read’ for all in medicine."
Mark J. Rumbak, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care Physician, Tampa, FL 

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 "As a pediatrician, the necessity of education in the field of medical ethics is all too real for me. It is clear that a thorough and multi-faceted approach to these questions is vital. I applaud the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute on their new course, Medicine and Morals."
Rachel D. Rosenbaum, MD, Doctor of Pediatrics, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 

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 "As a physician I find myself in the trenches of medical ethics. I frequently turn to my friends, colleagues, and senior faculty for insight as well as shoulders to lean on. I appreciate a course that recognizes that Jewish and secular medical ethics often, but not universally concur. It is an asset to me that there exists education which balances the medical and Jewish perspectives on these difficult questions of ethics."
Rachel Kassel, MD, PhD, Doctor of Pediatrics, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 

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 "As we face new issues in the field of medical ethics, it is important to remember that the human element is present in all of these questions. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s new course Medicine and Morals explores medical ethics from not only a legal and medical perspective, but also the 3000-year-old Jewish tradition. By examining these contemporary questions through the lens of an ethical framework that has guided people for centuries, we can strive to treat our fellow human beings with the utmost standard of morality."
Stephen Rozenberg, OD, Doctor of Optometry and Homeopathic Medicine, Queens, NY

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