Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care

The following articles were originally published by 70 Faces Media and appeared as part of a series supported by MJHS Health System, 70/Faces Media and UJA-Federation of New York to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about end of life care in a Jewish context.

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Writing an Ethical Will: How to Get Started

Writing an ethical will can feel like an overwhelming process. How does one begin to summarize a lifetime of lessons and beliefs? Where should the focus of the message be? In this article you will find helpful exercise to help you on this journey.

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Jewish Perspectives on End-of-Life Care

Decisions concerning medical care in the final stages of life present a range of Jewish ethical and legal problems. While Jewish tradition maintains that human life is of infinite value and that its preservation overrides every other religious imperative, relieving pain and allowing for the soul’s peaceful departure are also well-established values. Learn More.

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Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers

Patients are typically referred to hospice care when further medical treatment is not likely to reverse the course of their disease. The decision to choose hospice care is a personal one, as is the amount in which Jewish tradition informs one’s choices for end-of-life care. The following is a general overview of contemporary Jewish perspectives on the topic.

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Must-Know Words and Phrases Related to End-of-Life Care

Navigating any stressful and significant situation requires effective communication and clear understanding. To help you better understand the various issues that may arise, both in a general and Jewish context, the list below explains the terms you are likely to encounter.