Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Last Sunday's Jerusalem Post ran an article [requires free subscription] on the English-language publication of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics by Prof. Avraham Steinberg. A three-volume version of the six-volume work originally published in 1998, the work has been "[s]limmed down (without some of the technical references and less relevant subjects such as Temple sacrifices and the priestly role) but updated with additional subjects (like cloning) to three volumes and 1,191 pages." The original won the Israel Prize for Torah and Talmudic Literature - the nation's most prestigious civilian award - in 1999:
This major publishing event opens up a wealth of material to the English-speaking world interested in these 97 subjects - from Abortion & Miscarriage to the Elderly (Volume 1), from Embalming to Parents (Volume II) and from Paternity to Visiting the Sick (Volume III).
More information about the work is available from the publisher's web site at http://www.feldheim.com/cgi-local/new/db.cgi.