(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 20:07:18 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Cannibalism

<  <  But what of the recent case where a deceased man's lower arms and hands
were transplanted onto a living man, who's hands were destroyed by a
home-made rocket? This is not a question of life or death, correct? Merely
convenience...>  >

According to Jewish Sabbath Law, dangers to loss of limbs in considered a
danger to life (eg You can desecrate the Sabbath to save your arm from
being lost)

Thus transplants involving organs are like transplants involving danger to

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA;
Moderator Rashi is Simple, http://www.shamash.org/rashi/