Dr. Irit Offer Stark

    קורות חיים


    2018-2019 Postdoctoral program NYU School of law, Gruss Scholar in Residence  
    2016-2017 Postdoctoral program The Center for Medical Law and Bioethics, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College  
    2011- 2016 Ph.D. (combined study track for outstanding students) Bar-Ilan University Jewish philosophy studies
    2009 - 2010 M.A. (magna cum laude) Bar-Ilan University Jewish Philosophy studies
    2009 - 2011 LL.B. (summa cum laude), Rector's program for outstanding students

    Ono Academic College

    2008 - 2009 Teaching certificate Hebrew University Jewish philosophy and Bible studies
    2007 - 2008 B.A.,Revivim Honors program for the training of Jewish studies teachers Hebrew University Jewish philosophy and Bible studies
    2003   Midreshet Lindenbaum ("Bruria") Jewish philosophy and Halachic Studies taught by academic lecturers and rabbis, Hadas program (A program combining Torah learning with army service in the Israel Defense Forces' Education)
    Dissertation topic:

    "Philosophical Justifications for Setting Criteria of Determining the Moment of Death According to Jewish law" Under the supervision of Prof. Noam Zohar.

    Experience (Research and Teaching)

    2021 Bar Ilan University, Jewish Philosophy department, Teaching fellow
    2020-2021 Shalom Hartman Institute (Jerusalem, Israel), Research and Teaching fellow
    2020 JTS (NY), Adjunct Lecturer
    2018-2020 Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (NY), David Hartman Center Fellow
    2015-2017 Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies (Jerusalem), Teaching fellow
    2015-2017 Shalom Hartman Institute (Jerusalem, Israel), Research fellow



    Jewish Philosophy, Philosophy of Halakha, Jewish Law, Jewish Bioethics, Public Health Policy

    course (Hebrew) 03-155-01 Religion and Morality in Israel - Bioethics in a Jewish Democratic State Fall Semester credirts equal 1 annual course hours
    course (Hebrew) 03-108-02

    The values of the sages: between Aggadah and halakhah

    Spring Semester credirts equal 1 annual course hours



    List of publications

    “Sanctity of life vs. quality of life: Diverse Voices in Halachic Discourse regarding poor quality of life”, to be publish at Catherine Hezser (ed.), Judaism and Health: Tradition, History, and Practice (Leiden and Boston: Brill, forthcoming).

    "Ethical considerations in the Halakhic discussion of determining the moment of death: a study of the rulings of Rabbi Eliezer Waldenberg and Rabbi Shlomo Goren" (Hebrew) – accepted for publication by the Van Leer Institute, accepted for publication at the series Philosophy of Halakha, edited by Avinoam Rosenak (Van leer and Magnes press).

    "Matching medical treatment to the patient's autonomy free will: advanced directives - Vision, Reality and Future Prospects" (Hebrew, With Gil Sigal), Sha'arei Mishpat Journal 10, April 2020.

    "When Ethics, Halakha, Science and Medical Technology Meet: A Study of the Halakhic Discourse on Determining the Moment of Death and Vital Organ Transplants”, Jewish Law Association Series 28, 2019.

    "Force-feeding or Life-saving? – Dealing with hunger strikes in Israel" (Hebrew, with Gil Siegal, Shimon Glick and Avraham Steinberg) Harefuah journal 157(1), January 2018.

    "Vital organ donation and determining the moment of death - a necessary dependence?" (Hebrew), the Journal of Health Law and Bioethics (Vol. 7), December 2017.

    "Influence of meta-halakhic approaches regarding science and Halakha on the Halakhic rulings of determining the moment of death and vital organ donations" (Hebrew), Sha'arei Mishpat Journal (Vol. 9), November 2017.

    "Ethical Considerations in the Halachic Discussion Regarding Issues of Healing and Life Saving: A Study of the Rulings of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg in Cases of Brain Death" (Hebrew), DAAT journal (Vol. 83), May 2017.

    "Value considerations in the halakhic discourse on euthanasia" (Hebrew), DEOT (Vol. 82), December 2017- January 2018, pp. 34-39.

    "A call for a proper public and halachic discourse on the issue of vital organ donation", the bioethics internet journal of the Safed Forum for Bioethics, September 2017.

    "Euthanasia" (Hebrew), Devarim Achadim - internet journal of the Shalom Hartman Institute, Vol 34, June 2016.

    "Kidney donation after cardiac death – thoughts about the permutations in donations" (Hebrew), Mishpat ve'asakim – Journal of the Rednizer School of Law, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, digital version, 11.3.2014, updated and expanded version in the bioethics internet journal of the Safed Forum for Bioethics, December 2014.

    In preparation

    A critical examination of the varied halakhic discourse on organ donation (including a review of contemporary Jewish public discourse)

    Israeli Bioethics: Challenges in Designing Public Health Policy in Israel - A Jewish and Democratic State.

    Halakhic revolutions following encounters with the other: A review of the response of Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Chazan.

    Last Updated Date : 12/07/2023