Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, and theology. This class will explore the Jewish perspective on bioethics, and how Judaism responds to controversies surrounding contemporary issues facing Jewish youth and families. Some topics for discussion will include end-of life choices, death and dying, genetic testing, stem cell research, and a multitude of other dilemmas. The course promises to be intellectually stimulating, challenging, and will allow a forum for interactive discussion and debate.