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Does Judaism allow for abortion in cases of rape or incest?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?jm: does judaism allow abortion in the case of rape?Rabbi Shlomo...

What is the Jewish view on abortion?

The Short Answer: Generally speaking abortion is prohibited. Nonetheless, it is not considered "murder", and there are actually instances when...

Is it true that the Torah was given first to the women?

Rabbi Latowicz: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... carlos: shalom: is it true that the Torah was given first to the women? Rabbi Latowicz:...

What role did the women play in the Exodus?

From the outset of the Jewish slavery in Egypt and through the exodus, we see that the women played a pivotal role and acted with much...

Is it preferable to marry a virgin?

Marriage is two entities becoming one, and Judaism reveres and sanctifies this union. The Torah ensures the sanctity of marriage by providing...

What's wrong with abortion?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Libby: shalom Rav I have an important question to ask you that I...

What is the reason for the Mechitzah in the synagogue?

Two Jews three opinions. Here are three reasons why Jewish law mandates two sections in the synagogue1. Attraction is Distraction More than gravity pulls...

What's the connection between women and Rosh Chodesh?

Jewish women have a special connection to Rosh Chodesh and therefore refrain from extra work such as washing laundry and sewing on that...

Why do very religious Jewish men avoid looking at women?

Every ism in the world acknowledges the power of sexuality. Every spiritual tradition thus demands of its spiritual masters either complete...

Do a wife's earnings belong to her husband?

According to the Torah, a man does not automatically have a right to his wife's earnings. However, the rabbis instituted that since the husband is...