Rabbi Avram Israel Reisner is rabbi emeritus at Chevrei Tzedek Congregation in Baltimore, MD. He is a long-standing member of the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. He earned a PhD in Talmud at JTSA and an MA in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as an appointee on the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission. He is the author, most recently, of a teshuvah on eating at vegetarian restaurants and co-author of one on the mitzvah of sustainability. He has authored other significant teshuvot on End-of-Life Treatment, Genetically Modified Food and Forming a Minyan Over the Internet, and is a co-author of the landmark teshuvah permitting same-sex marriage.
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