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Goren Seeks to Reconcile Medical Science with Religious Values

Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren told an audience of physicians today that he sought to reconcile the advancement of medical science with religious values and begged the doctors to cooperate in finding solutions to problems that arise in that sphere. Referring to the problems posed by autopsies and organ transplants which are bitterly opposed by religious zealots, he urged “good will and mutual concessions so that we can start on a new path that will preserve a high standard of medicine while not undermining the sacred values of the Jewish nation.” Rabbi Goren said other areas where he would seek peaceful reconciliation were family problems and the recruitment of girls into the Army.