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Israel’s Chief Rabbi Lau Announces Opposition to Assisted Suicide Bill

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Chief Rabbi David Lau. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Ynet – The “physician-assisted suicide” bill, which was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs has been met with fierce criticism in the rabbinical world.

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau slammed the bill, saying that a doctor is permitted to ease a patient’s suffering, but not to put a patient to death. The Hotam rabbinical forum wrote that the proposed law would “aid suicide.”

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