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“Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas”

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present the institute’s new six-session course. Rabbi Yisroel Hahn, of Chabad of Spokane, will conduct the course sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, or Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 29. Topics range from end of life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death. Questions include: Must we prolong life at the expense of immense suffering? Should we legalize compensation for organs to save the lives of those on the transplant list? And where do we draw the line between keen vigilance to safeguard one’s health and pointless panic? The course will also explore ethical ramifications of fascinating new technologies such as digital autopsies, and uterine transplants. Register at www.myJLI.com by phone.