Authors Posts by Sharon Galper Grossman and Shamai Grossman

Sharon Galper Grossman and Shamai Grossman

Sharon Galper Grossman and Shamai Grossman
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Sharon Galper Grossman, MD, MPh, is a radiation oncologist and former faculty member of Harvard Medical School where she also obtained a Masters in Public Health. She is a graduate of the Morot L’Halakha program for women’s advanced halakha learning at Matan Hasharon. She writes and lectures on women’s health and halakha and teaches for Matan, Machon Puah and the Eden Center where she is the director of community health programming. The preparation and publication of this blog was supported by a grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. This manuscript was prepared practicing social distancing while Rabbi Dr. Grossman was in quarantine. Shamai A Grossman, MD, MS, is vice chair for health care quality, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, associate professor of medicine and emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and a visiting professor at Sharrei Tzedek Medical Center. He studied under Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, has semicha from Yeshiva University and a master’s degree in medieval Jewish history. He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed publications and 4 books including Ethics in Emergency Medicine. This manuscript was prepared while Rabbi Dr. Grossman was in quarantine.

Sharpening the Definition of Holeh Lefanenu: The Diamond Princess and the Limits of Quarantine

Sharon Galper Grossman and Shamai A. Grossman, leading doctors writing from quarantine, explain why even the Noda be-Yehuda, who requires that the sick person be before us, would agree that a public health crisis is subject to the leniencies of pikuah nefesh. Subject Line: Quarantine, a Cruise Ship, and the Parameters of Pikuah Nefesh.