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How Much Is a Jewish Life Worth?

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic sages make ‘valuations’ and ‘assessments’ of living people, in ancient actuarial tables with premiums paid at the Temple

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Love and Other Disabilities

A British judge is forcing a disabled woman to have an abortion. As the son of a disabled woman, I can tell you: The decision is evil.

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The Price of a Firstborn

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the biblical redemption of a woman’s eldest opens logical byways into cesarean sections, stillbirths, and when Jewish life begins

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When Does Human Life Begin?

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study happens to pit contemporary abortion law against Jewish views of conception and viability in all animals

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Leave the Holocaust Out of Your Abortion Debate

Don’t desecrate the memory of female survivors while taking away women’s right to choose

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Why Did Twitter Censor a Pro-Life Ad, But Not David Duke and Alt-Right Conspiracy Theorists?

The social media service seems to have selective standards of free speech, which undermine its stated rationale for letting vicious bigots continue to roam free on its platform

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Has a Friend or Relative Experienced a Miscarriage or Stillbirth? Send a Card.

A new line of greeting cards, which address loss and sorrow with humor and honesty, may help you express what you don’t quite have the words to say

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On Israel’s Liberal Abortion Policies

A recent New York Times op-ed claims the Jewish state restricts abortion more than most Western countries. It doesn’t.

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When It Comes to Becoming a Mother, Sometimes Less Really Is More

I tried to get pregnant for months. But when my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.

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My Abortion, My Miscarriage, and My Right To Have My Own Feelings

Women are entitled to a wide range of emotions about their bodies and fertility. But under Jewish law, the rules are clear.

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New Jewish Rituals Offer Comfort to Women Who Have Had Abortions

‘Not being able to process it religiously makes it a very hard experience. We thought it’s important to give it a voice.’

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America’s Anti-Gun Theocrats

Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.

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Why I’m Voting for Obama

What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people

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The Sacred Rite of Circumcision

Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?

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Jews, Abortion, and Wichita’s Wailing Wall

A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas

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Lawmaker Disciplined For “Vagina” Comment Cited Judaism

Did we mention Eve Ensler has a Jewish dad?

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The Wailing Wall of Wichita

Actual alternate suggestion: The Via Dolorosa.

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Sundown: The Valkyries Ride in Israel

Plus Sunday in the Park with Israel, and more

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Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.

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Komen Reverses Planned Parenthood Decision

Group bows to immense pressure from erstwhile supporters

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Komen Pulls Planned Parenthood Funding

Moves away from ‘democratizing’ breast cancer

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Funny Business

Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.

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Is ‘Dirty Dancing’ the Most Jewish Film Ever?

The women of the film, out of the corner, a generation later

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Israel

The Jewish state’s unique fertility policies

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Reconceived

In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate

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Sundown: Congressional Committee Labels Armenian ‘Genocide’

Plus Hitler the abortionist, the Sabbath Manifesto, and more

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Sundown: Founder Disses Human Rights Watch

Plus fetal justice, and two kinds of Holocaust confusion

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Let Justice Roll Down

Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel

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Henry Waxman Noshes With ‘New Yorker’

Hits 2nd Avenue Deli, makes dumb joke

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Jewish Abortion Technician

After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk

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