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End of Life

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Recently legalized in Washington state, human composting is a new alternative to burial and cremation. How do Reconstructionists balance tradition with innovation in this case?
How might traditional texts help us negotiate sensitive choices at the end of life?
Saving a life is a preeminent principle of Jewish ethics, but there are circumstances in which other Jewish values may lead us to make ending a life the priority.
A geriatric chaplain reflects on how best to accompany loved ones with loving compassion.
Our lives are a gift from God. It is not up to us to end a life, no matter how much we want to end suffering.

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