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Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly, Too
Dr. Michael Slater, Emergency Physician
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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? Dr. Michael Slater shares how Jewish death informs Jewish life.
Themes: Community  Tradition  
DATE POSTED:  09-08-2015 MORE ABOUT THE TALK

In much of society today, death is to be avoided at all costs - in polite company and modern medicine alike. Jewish tradition, explains Dr. Michael Slater, has a very different approach. In a talk that is part memoir, part history, part communal call-to-action, we see the wisdom of Judaism as not only life-affirming, but death-affirming, as well.

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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? Dr. Michael Slater shares how Jewish death informs Jewish life.
ABOUT THE TALK

In much of society today, death is to be avoided at all costs - in polite company and modern medicine alike. Jewish tradition, explains Dr. Michael Slater, has a very different approach. In a talk that is part memoir, part history, part communal call-to-action, we see the wisdom of Judaism as not only life-affirming, but death-affirming, as well.

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Michael Slater M.D. is President of the Board of Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort,www.Jewish-funerals.org), a non-profit educational and advocacy organization on end of life issues. He is a founding member of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha in the Chicago Area. He and his family have been active members of non-denominational, peer-led chavurot over the last 30 years. As an emergency medicine physician, he practices at Mt. Sinai and Holy Cross Hospitals/Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is on the clinical faculty at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago.

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Michael Slater M.D. is President of the Board of Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort,www.Jewish-funerals.org), a non-profit educational and advocacy organization on end of life issues. He is a founding member of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha in the Chicago Area. He and his family have been active members of non-denominational, peer-led chavurot over the last 30 years. As an emergency medicine physician, he practices at Mt. Sinai and Holy Cross Hospitals/Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is on the clinical faculty at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago.

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