Born in the Holocaust’s wake, populated by a people religiously enjoined to procreate, and ever-aware of demographic imperatives, Israel has arguably the most pro-natalist policies of any country in the world. Rebecca Steinfeld, a scholar of this truism, explains these policies to host Sara Ivry on this week’s Vox Tablet podcast and casts Israel’s decision to permit Yigal Amir, Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin, to father a child from solitary confinement in this context, both today in Tablet Magazine.

Birth Right