This course will discuss the approach of various Jewish religious groups to current bioethical issues. Among the topics to be covered are new reproductive technologies, stem cell research, cloning, surrogate motherhood, organ transplants, and autopsies. the discussion will be based on traditional Jewish sources — the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, Codes of Responsa — as well as recent scholarly works exploring the applicability of traditional materials to today’s bioethical issues. No prerequisites. Satisfies writing requirement with faculty approval.