Jewish Bioethics Quiz


When Jewish thinkers consider issues like euthanasia, abortion, and organ donation, they articulate diverse positions on the relationship between Jewish law, Jewish ethics, and secular ethics. How much do you know about Jewish bioethics?

    Question 1 of 10:

    What is the rabbinic position on stem cell research?

     The majority of contemporary halakhic authorities sanction it
     The majority of contemporary halakhic authorities prohibit it
     It is prohibited because equally good cells can be gathered from an umbilical chord
     It was forbidden by the rabbis of the Talmud, but has been permitted by contemporary Orthodox authorities