By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
The Jewish Journal reported that Jewish leaders in Canada have reacted with dissappointment and distress by the Supreme Court of Canada assisted suicide decision.
The Jewish Journal published the email comments by Frydman-Kohl, of Toronto’s Beth Tzedec Congregation, the largest in Canada who is concerned that the decision:
“will blur the distinctive protection that we give to human life and diminish the desire to care with dedication and devotion for the weakest and most vulnerable of our society.”
Frydman-Kohl called for more support and comfort:
“to those who are dying, so that no one, because of loneliness, vulnerability, loss of decision-making ability or fear of pain and suffering, will feel a need to actively end life.”
The Jewish Journal reported that Vaad Harabanin, who represents the Orthodox Jewish rabbis in Toronto said that he was dissappointed and distressed.