Friday, October 29, 2004
Here is a very thoughtful piece about the Gaza situation. I don't fully agree that it's the right thing to do, but if it's gonna happen, I think Rabbi Gordis is thinking about it the right way. Here's a tidbit:
When a human life is saved by removing a critical part of the patient's body, the correct medical decision may have been made, but the trauma is real, and no one involved has any cause for rejoicing. The loss is permanent, and life altering. Even if the patient survives.
Rabbi Gordis used to be head of the University of Judaism's rabbinical program here in L.A. He moved to Israel a while back. I bought his electric sander at the moving sale. Sweet!
(Yes, Jews use electric sanders. Shut up.)