Covid, Triage and Jewish Ethics

A Virtual Session on Medical Ethics, presented by JTS’s Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice

In the coming months we hope that an effective Covid vaccine will be approved, but it may take months to produce mass quantities. Who should receive priority status for the early batches? Front line health workers? People with high risk factorss? The elderly? Politicians?

The ethical dilemma of triage can be divisive. What does Judaism teach about deciding who shall live and who shall die? Our distinguished panel explores these timely issues.

View Rabbi Nevins’s presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PHCDMxngPg3rKoIuiE1ReXEgg6XHKbCguCz4f2bipN8/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership, JTS, and member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly.

Dr. Toby Schonfeld, Executive Director, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, and member of the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) of the Rabbinical Assembly.

Moderator
Dr. Yonatan Brafman, Academic Director for the Hendel Center for Ethics and Justice and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics, JTS.