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"Euthanasia" - Comments

1 David Kunkel on 2007 11 02

I noticed that in the list of things that must be provided, food was absent. Does it really differ from water in some fundamental way?

Also, if a person is dying one hopes that they will do teshuva. However, great pain might cause that person to instead curse or deny G-d, a great sin. I seem to recall that a woman’s utterances while in the grip of the pain in childbirth is why she can be released from vows by her husband. So if a person is dying in great pain, can another hasten his death to avoid a chillul hashem?

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