Supports Former Chief Rav's Opinion to Clarify Organ Transplant
International Society for Sephardic Progress supports the
former Chief Sephardi Rav Mordechai Eliyahu in his desire to assure
that the human body is not being exploited as a source of income.
Sadly, the media has portrayed the rav's opinion as a desecration
of Gods name which it certainly is not.
called on the public not sign organ donor cards and said he would
not change his decision until a special Rabbinic committee is
established to consider the issue. His son, and Chief Rabbi of
Safed, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explained, This is not a dispute
between Jewish law and medicine. It is a problem of trust. It
is a mitzvah (commandment or religious duty) to save life but
they way organs are donated is irresponsible.
International Society for Sephardic Progress (ISFSP) is a Jewish
agency developed to serve the Sephardic community--the descendants
of the Jews of historic Spain, Portugal, North Africa and the
Levant who share both common religious and cultural bonds. Although
based in the United States, the ISFSP is an advocacy organization
representing Sephardim internationally. The ISFSP also functions
to produce high quality Jewish educational projects which will
educate the public on the rich Sephardic Jewish communities, past
ISFSP is a
a non-profit organization.