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- New Horizons: Embryo & Stem Cell Research - Miriam Feuerman, PhD, Rabbi
Richard Weiss, MD, Rabbi Yaakov Spivak
Expirmentation: Avraham Steinberg, MD, Miryam Z. Wahrman, PhD, Yizhak Kupfer,
Pediatric Care: Kathleen E. Powderly, PhD, Robert Kliegman, MD, Rabbi Tzvi
Mind - Healthy Body: Robert Pollack, PhD, Rabbi Tzvi Weinreb, PhD, Rabbi J.
Immanuel Schochet, PhD
Program Honoring Dr. Fred Rosner - Michael Akerman, MD, JoAnn Bradley, EdD,
Edward Reichman, MD, Rabbi Jacob Klass, Alfred Soffer, MD, Fred Rosner, MD
The Ethical Aftermath of September 11th: Body Identification Issues Of Remarriage
and Inheritance - Adena Berkowitz, PhD Howard Baum, MD, Charles Catanese,
MD, Rabbi Mordechai Willig
Triage of Resources - Allen Bennett, MD, Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Avraham Steinberg,
Student Forum - Edward Reichman, MD, Rabbi Richard Weiss, MD
Assisted Reproductive Technology - Steven Brenner, MD, Susan Lobel, MD,
Rabbi Yizchok Breitowitz, JD
Autonomy vs Physician Paternalism Medical Grand Rounds -
MD and Moshe Akerman MD
1999 Conference (11/99)
Where Do We Begin? - Dr. Yizhak Kupfer, Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman
Children at Risk, Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Dr. Abraham Twerski.
Ethics in Medical Research - Dr. Arnold Winston, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum.
- Dr. Dan Goldschlag, Dr. Richard Grazi.
The Patient Doctor Relationship - Rabbi Zev Shostack, Chairperson,
Dr. Abraham Twerski.
Disasters and Ethics - Ms. Ruth Messinger, Chairperson, Dr. Paula Rakoff
Dr. Abraham Steinberg.
Program - Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Chairperson; Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Moshe
Address - Hon. Anthony D. Weiner (D) New York; Luncheon Keynote: Dr.
Abraham Steinberg - Medicine at the Millennium.
of Life Issues - Moshe Bain, Chairperson, Rabbi Yizhak Breitowitz, Dr.
Kathleen E. Powderly, Dr. Fred Rosner.
New Horizons - Dr. William Solomon, Chairperson , Dr. Miriam Feuerman, Rabbi
Yizhak Breitowitz. JD.
Viagra Kosher? - Rabbi Abraham Blumenkrantz.
for the Uninsured - Dr. Michael Eleff, Chairperson, Dr. Gerald Deas,
Dr. Benjamin Safirstein, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum.
Student Forum - Dr. Abraham Steinberg, Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman.
10th Anniversary Conference, (11/98)
the Operating Room to the Board Room - Dr. Mandell Ganchrow.
Will, Autonomy and Patient Non-Compliance - Dr. Fred Rosner, chairman,
Dr. Velvel Greene.
Domestic Violence: Status Quo or Progress? - Rochelle Mogilner,
ACSW, Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz.
New Gene Technologies - Dr. Leon Zacharowitz, chair, Rabbi Moshe
Ethical Issues in Hospice Care
- Moshe Borowsky, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum, Abby Gordon.
Organ Rationing - Rabbi Dr. Eddie Reichman, Dr. Eli Friedman.
- Chairman, Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Dr. Michael Akerman, Welcome -- Keynote address:
Government and Healthcare - Congressman Jerrold Nadler.
with Healthcare Change - Dr. Matthew Fink, CEO, Beth Israel Medical Center.
Obesity: A Medical Problem? - Dr. Jules Hirsch, Rabbi Mattis
Infertility: Deciphering the Dilemmas - Dr. Richard Grazi.
Viagra Kosher? Sexual Function and Health - Rabbi Avraham Bluemkrantz,
Dr. Judith Mishell, Chair, Dr. Jacelyn Roberts.
Children at Risk - Mr. David Mandel.
The Future of Managed Care - Dr. Eli Friedman, chairman, Rabbi
Mattis Kantor, Dr. Arthur Dresdale.
8th International Conference (11/97) at Rockefeller University:
Spirituality and Healing - Dr. Jules Hirsch, Dr. Samuel Klagsburn,
Rabbi Mattis Kantor, MSc.
Relationships and Intimacy - Dr. Judith Mishell , Rabbi Mattis
Issues in Managed Care - Dr. Benjamin Safirstein, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum ,
Dr. Velvel Greene.
Issues in Organ Transplantation - Dr. Eli Friedman, Rabbi Irving Breitowitz,
Dr. Yizhak Kupfer, Chair Keynote address: Government Regulation of Health Care
- Honorable Sheldon Silver, Speaker, New York State Assembly.
Screening / Fetal Research - Dr. Kenneth Offit, Rabbi Yaakov Weiner,
Dr. Leon Zacharowicz, Chair.
Kevorkian Dilemma - Physician Assisted Suicide - Dr. Judith Aronheim,
Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Dr. Samuel Klagsbrun, Chair.
of Practice Guidelines - Dr. Lawrence Resnick, Rabbi Irving Breitowitz,
Rabbi Shalom B. Hecht, Chair.
Reproduction - Dr. Richard Grazzi.
Years Since Nuremberg
- The Role of the Medical Profession---Dr. Michael Beraunbaum, Rabbi Immanuel
Schochet, Dr. Jacob J. Steinberg, Chair
tapes) 50th Anniversary of Nuremberg - The Nuremberg Code; The Dehumanization
of a People: Dr. Jonathan Moreno, Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman, Dr. Gerald Deas.
Authority VS Patient Autonomy - Speakers Avaraham
Steinberg, MD and Moshe Akerman, MD.
7th International Conference (5/96)
Physician as a Healer - Rabbi Simon Jacobson.
Genetic Engineering - Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer - Dr.
Joshua Lederberg, Dr. Harvey Stern, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler.
Advanced Directives - Dr. Jack Shershow, Rabbi I. Breitowitz,
- Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler.
- Dr. Richard Grazzi.
Telling - Dr. Dov Gorshein, Rabbi Dr. J. Immanuel Schochet.
Rationing Renal Therapy - Dr. Eli Friedman, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum.
Remarks - Rabbi Herbert Bomzer, Rabbi S.B. Hecht, Dr. Russell Miller,
and Medicine at the Millenium--Congressman Peter Deutsch.
Managed Care Symposium (2 tapes) - Dr. Louis Teichholz, Congressman
Peter Deutsch, Dr. Saul Kaplan, Dr. Robert Jacobs, Rabbi I. Breitowitz, J.D.
Physician Burnout in the Era of Managed Care - Rabbi Dr. Abraham
Twerski #11 Family Violence (2 tapes)--Dr. Eugene Feigelson, Dr. Steven Friedman,
Dr. Jill Bowen, Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski.
Issues Faced in Medical Education - Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, Dr. Russell
Miller, Mathew Karlovsky, Suzie Kilimnick.
- What are the Boundaries? - Rabbi Saul Berman.
is the Patient's Responsibility?
- Dr. Stephan Kamholz, Rabbi Saul Berman.
and American Society - Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski.
Freud Hassidic? - Rabbi Dr. Alter Metzger.
6th International Conference (5/95)
Dr. R. Macchia, Rabbi Dr. M. Tendler - The Human Genome Project
A. Siegler, Rabbi Dr. M. Tendler - New Advances in Female Reproductive
Technology (90 min.).
tapes) Rabbi T. Flaum, Dr. Y. Kupfer, Dr. S. Kamholz, Dr. M. Rosen -
Supportive Treatments of the Dying Patient with Cancer or AIDS; Priorities in
Triage of Limited Resources; Balancing the Risk-Benefit Ration in Prescribing
High Risk Medical Treatment (3 hours).
EdD, Rabbi Y. Breitowitz, J.D. - The Role of the Nurse in the Ethical
Decision Process (1 hour).
P. Rhodes, M.D., Rabbi Y. Breitowitz, J.D. - Thou Shalt Glorify the Aged
- Geronotology as viewed by Judaism (1 hour).
Benjamin Blech, Dr. Yisroel Susskind - The Healing Power of Music and
Story - a Jewish View (1 hour).
Benjamin Blech, Dr. Yisroel Susskind - Divine Providence, the Soul and
Other Issues of Immortality - Does this Improve Care of the Elderly? (1 hour).
5th International Conference (5/94)
Stein, Moreno, Braverman, Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Health Care Reform/Managed
Care (90 minutes).
Schwarz, Rabbi Dr. Immanuel Schochet - Positive Thinking, Importance
to Clinical Care & Research.
J. Shershow, Dr. Abraham S. Abraham - Informing on Physician Mistakes.
Rabbi Avrohom Blumenkrantz - Obligation to Provide Care to the Elderly
- Including Parents.
Abraham S. Abraham
- Changing Attitudes Toward the Handicapped.
Fred Rosner, Dr. Abraham, Dr. Louis Teichholz, Rabbi Z. Sharfstein -
Ethics Committees & Treatment of the Terminally Ill (120 minutes - 2 tape
4th International Conference (5/93)
Sholom B. Wineberg - California Proposition #161, American Popular Opinion
Edwin Yisroel Susskind - Patient Dignity, Insights into Health Care Provider's
Dr. Immanuel Schochet - "Healthy People 2000" - Insights from
Judaism into Health Promotion
Yaakov Brawer - Mind, Brain and Soul, Insights from Judaism into Neurophysiology.
Sholom B. Wineberg - Animal Experimentation and Jewish Law.
Rabbi Alfred Cohen - Vegetarian Diets, What is the Jewish View?.
Dr. Edwin Yisroel Susskind - Jewish Insights into the High Suicide
Rate Among American Teenagers.
Zushe Winner - In Vitro Fertilization & Surrogate Motherhood, A Jewish
3rd International Conference (5/92)
Dr. Immanuel Schochet - Boundaries of ethics and science.
Dr. A.S. Abraham
- AIDS - ethical issues.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson - The Tao of Medicine - Cardiopulmonary
function, the body and Kabbala.
A.S. Abraham - Genetic engineering.
Abraham Twerski - Self-esteem in the management of substance abuse.
Dr. Theodoro Dagi - A philosophic perspective on Jewish values
& public policy.
Dr. Immanuel Schochet - Conflicts between religious & medical authority.
2nd International Conference (5/90)
Dr. Immanuel Schochet - Difference between Jewish and secular ethics.
Dr. A.S. Abraham - Allocation of scarce resources - 1 & 2 (sold together
only as a two-tape set - audio only).
Dr. Velvel Green - Community health issues.
Abraham Steinberg - Definition of death in Judaism (lecture with slides).
- Care of the terminally ill and lessons from the Nazi Holocaust Rabbi Dr. Mordechai
Halperin - Disclosure of information to "terminally ill" patients.
Dr. Schochet - "Life with Dignity".
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He made the world, He decided He would take the role of Kindness. That way, when
we would be kind, we could bond to Him with our kindness.
decided to have Wisdom. That way, by being wise, we could bond to Him and His
He decided to be conscious of Himself, so that we could attain consciousness of
that which is beyond knowing
Rabbi M.M. Schneorson
made His world of contradictions, opposites that combine as one.
and not being,
infinity and finitude,
light and darkness,
quantity and quality,
giving and withholding.
their nexus, a world is formed: Neither can exist without the other, all function
together as a single whole.
are mere modalities. He Himself is none of them. He mixes them and matches them
at whim. Paradox is our window to beyond.
Rabbi M.M. Schneorson
is Creation, there is G-dliness and there is G-d.
is a thought He thinks about. G-dliness is how He thinks about it.
that, G-dliness is how He thinks about Himself.
is beyond all thought.