Permissibility and Duty to interfere with organic death process.
Sefer Chassidim vs. Rama
Sefer emphasized not prolonging natural death process (noted in his
1. pikuach nefesh and lo taamod does not apply to a goses
but is there is a duty
Three types of people:
Briya= a normal, healthy person. If he is murdered, the criminal gets
Treifa= a person with a terminal illness or injury, criminal doesnt get
Goses= a dying person. its either a duty, a cheesed,
Rabbi Yehudah Hachasid recap
He appears to be maintaining that there is not duty of rescue or law of
Lo Taamod applying to a goses. whether beyond that there is a legal
duty not to intervene in a manner which would prolong life, and also
the pain of a dyi
Complex contradiction with Meir ben Tradyon accepting the advice of
this students to breathe in the smoke, but accept the executioner.
WE came up with three approaches.
1. there is a difference in the stage of the death and suffering. in the
Rabbe Yehudah Hachasid 1150-1217
(this is way before the modern chassidic movement, this is the
chassidei ashkenaz, of the 13th century, which disappeared, it had a
profound impact on the rest of ashkenaz jewery.)
Ein gormin lad am shelo ya
Gemara AZ 18a
Rabbi yose ben Kisma fell ill and all the great men of Rome went to
visit. Chanina ben Tradion went. Kisma says to him, dont you know
that the Romans rule over us by Gods will? They destroyed his
BHMK, burnt his heichal and killed his righte
people could profit from having the information regarding the bodies.
knowledge as a form of hanaah. they tried to give it a cast of material
Nodeh Beyehudah yechezkel Landau
General opposition for autopsies its only allowed if there
Avoda Zara 29b
yayin nesech includes an issue hanaah and the gemara wants to
know how we know there is an issur with the yayin.
from where do we know the prohibition of the wine? from the
prohibition of sacrifices. how do we know sacrifices ? from a pasuk
Gemara in Chullin 11a:
What legal conclusions can we reach based on this passage?
1. The act of incision as in an autopsy is a violation of Kavod Hamet
2. Issur of BIZAYON HAMET is overridden by pikuach nefesh.
3. Rescue would need to be reasonably certai
Shaul is dying, it is clear they are losing the war to the Plishtim. He
asks the guy to kill him so that the plishtim dont and destroy him and
torture him.They would use him as a way of demoralizing israelites.
He did not want to do it.Yirah me
What led the chachamim god determine that specific acts constitute
Any act that could be done to a living person that can be considered
an act of assault or chavalah cannot be done to a dead body.
Bava Kama Mishna 6:8
If one punches someon