The Torah portion of “Vayechi” (Genesis 44:18–47:27) is the final weekly reading from the Book of Genesis.

One of its major episodes is the death of Jacob in Egypt, embalming his body and the lengthy funeral procession to Israel, culminating with his burial in Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs.

On that note, Rabbi Enkin presents a class discussing vital ‘end of life’ issues, according to the Torah view.

What does Judaism say about DNR, hospice care, euthanasia, organ donations, embalming and cremation?

You may be surprised with how Jewish law deals with some of life’s – and death’s – most sensitive issues.