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Because there's no prohibition on resurrection. Source: Sh'miras Shabas K'hilchasah 32:20 ("מחללין את השבת כדי להפעיל אמצעי החייאה").


there are two views on whether a person is dead according to the Torah. One of them is they die when the heart "stops working" and one of them is when the "brain stops working". The issue isn't in resurrecting the patient but in harvesting the heart from someone else. How one defines "dead" is important in terms of using someone else's organs, provided that ...


The short answer is found in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 32:1, which is based on what we learn from Rambam in the Mishnah Torah, Hilchot De'ot, chapter 4, which states clearly that it is impossible to know G-d or to understand how to serve Him if one is not healthy. That said, what is 'healthy' is different from one human being to another. So there is room for ...

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