This is an interesting. As a non-jew, it seems to be an example of how the very orthodox can obey the letter of the law, and not the spirit. I don't know if that's how jewish people would interpret this, though.
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Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 871 times:
From my understanding, it sounds about right. On the holy day(s) one can get in an elevator but not push the buttons, one can put a pot on the stove, but not turn off the heat. Its all so clear to me now.
WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 823 times:
That's not really voluntary euthanasia as I read the article. It's pulling the plug, which is something different.
The idea is sound enough though and could be adapted for voluntary use if needed, although there are still offences in many jurisdictions which would cause problems for those people needed to set it up.
It's an issue I have very strong feelings on. The right to a dignified death should be sacrosanct in law when a patient is terminally ill but can give their consent, either in person or via a living will.