New PDF release: Abortion in Judaism

By Daniel Schiff

ISBN-10: 0521521661

ISBN-13: 9780521521666

ISBN-10: 0521806224

ISBN-13: 9780521806220

Abortion in Judaism offers a whole Jewish felony heritage of abortion from the earliest proper biblical references throughout the finish of the 20th century. For the 1st time, nearly each Jewish textual content appropriate to the abortion factor is explored intimately. those texts are investigated in historic series, thereby elucidating the advance inherent in the Jewish method of abortion. Following the exam of the foundational resources, more than a few modern responses from around the Jewish spectrum can also be brought with a view to probe their position during this historical past, in addition to to figure the instructions during which they'd have the legislation continue. The effect of Jewish abortion legislation upon Israeli legislative enactments is evaluated, in addition to the social results of such laws. eventually, the paintings considers the insights that this thematic historical past offers into Jewish moral rules, in addition to into the function of halakhah inside Judaism.

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