health care

health care

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

 

Background

Year Adopted: 
2015

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

 

Background

Year Adopted: 
2015

Board of Trustees
May 1979
New York

Year Adopted: 
1979

Adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees
June 1, 2008

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and the Committee on Jewish Family Concerns

Background

Year Adopted: 
2008

BACKGROUND

Year Adopted: 
2003

WHEREAS, there is no valid public health justification for restricting the free movement of persons on the basis of HIV antibody status, and

WHEREAS, the government of the United States requires HIV antibody testing for certain persons seeking entry to the United States, and denies entry to such persons on the basis of positive test results, and

WHEREAS, the government of the State of Israel recently promulgated rules requiring HIV antibody testing for certain persons seeking entry to Israel, and

Year Adopted: 
1992

BACKGROUND
Two central ideas underlie the abiding Jewish commitment to provide health care to all of God's children. The first is Judaism's teaching that an individual human life is of infinite value and that the preservation of life supersedes almost all other considerations. We are constantly commanded "not to stand idly by the blood of our neighbors." The second is the belief that God has endowed us with the understanding and ability to become partners with

Year Adopted: 
1993

Background

Year Adopted: 
2008

Background

Year Adopted: 
2007