Over 50 RCV rabbis and rebbetzins were recently thrilled to have the opportunity to hear from Shaare Tzedek visiting Professor, Professor Rabbi Steinberg. Professor Steinberg is Director of the Medical Ethics Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, and co-chairman of the Israeli National Council on Bioethics. In 1999 he won the Israel Prize for original Rabbinic literature for his 7-volume Encyclopedia Hilchatit Refuit in Hebrew - the most comprehensive text book ever compiled on this subject. It was translated into English by Professor Fred Rosner as the Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics.
Professor Steinberg ran a training session focusing on “The Halachic ethical approach to gender dysphoria, identity issues and gender reassignment”