A campaign stemming from within the chareidi tzibur against organ transplant begins by explaining “In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, headed by an chareidi minister”, efforts are ongoing to persuade people to sign organ donor cards.
It talks about efforts including compelling bnei torah to enter the IDF, then bringing women into the IDF, and now, organ donor cards.
In the accompanying photo, we see a picture of former Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi HaRav Yaakov Ariel, among the rabbonim who speak out to encourage Israelis to sign an organ donor card. Rav Ariel and many other rabbonim back the effort and the organization, insisting the process is done in accordance to Halacha.
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(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)