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Materials Available at the NMSU Library: Judaism
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Border Crossings: American interactions with Israelis. by Lucy Shahar and David Kurz
Call Number: DS113.3 .S52 1995
"In case studies based on real situations, the authors juxtapose Israelis and Americans attempting to communicate across cultural barriers." Although intended for business professional, health care workers may find useful insights.

Matters of Life and Death: a Jewish approach to medical ethics. by Elliot N. Dorff
Call Number: BM538 .H43 D68 1998
An extensive work divided into four parts: matters of method and belief, moral issues at the beginning of life, matters at the end of life, and the communal context of medical care. Readers are introduced to the fundamental beliefs underlying Jewish health beliefs and medical ethics. The section on the beginning of life examines: procreation, infertility, insemination, surrogate motherhood, adoption, single parenthood, contraception, abortion, sterilization, genetics, homosexuality, pregnancy, and masturbation. Part three looks at suicide, assisted suicide, active and passive euthanasia, use of animal and artificial organs, organ donation, cremation, and autopsy. Other chapters focus on mental health, tattoos, body piercing, cosmetic surgery, the disabled, and cloning. The book concludes with a lengthy appendix on philosophical foundations to bioethics, a bibliography, and an index. An excellent resource!
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