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Abortion in Judaism by Daniel Schiff

By Daniel Schiff

Abortion in Judaism provides an entire Jewish felony background of abortion from the earliest appropriate biblical references in the course of the finish of the 20th century. For the 1st time, nearly each Jewish textual content suitable to the abortion factor is explored intimately. those texts are investigated in historic series, thereby elucidating the improvement inherent in the Jewish method of abortion. Following the exam of the foundational resources, various modern responses from around the Jewish spectrum is usually brought with a view to probe their position during this heritage, in addition to to parent the instructions within which they might have the legislations continue. The influence of Jewish abortion legislations upon Israeli legislative enactments is evaluated, in addition to the social results of such laws. eventually, the paintings considers the insights that this thematic heritage offers into Jewish moral rules, in addition to into the position of halakhah inside Judaism.

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