At the time of an emergency or need, how will anyone know if a medical or end-of-life directive was signed?
Changing laws and varied family structures make it imperative for every Jewish adult to designate a Health-Care Proxy.
The complexity of medical and end-of-life decisions require Halachic direction.
Many states do not accommodate a family’s religious objection to autopsy. However, a declared objection by the decedent will have legal impact.
If someone agreed to burial, how will anyone know?
New laws give a designated agent the primary right to make post-mortem decisions.
Many Jews are choosing cremation (more than 40%) and the trend must be reversed.