Genetic Engineering, Jewish Law, and the Remaking of Life

By :  Daniel Nevins JTS Alum (Rabbinical School), Former Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and the Division of Religious Leadership Posted On Jun 18, 2018 | Natural World

A webinar exploring genetic engineering through the lens of Jewish law and values. Under what circumstances should the DNA modification of new and already living plants, animals, and humans be permitted?

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Read Rabbi Nevins’s full responsum.

This webinar was part of the Day of Halakhic Study (sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards), a movement-wide event during which Conservative/Masorti congregations, communities, and schools come together to study Rabbi Nevins’s responsum “Halakhic Perspectives on Genetically Modified Organisms.”