Fertility and Jewish Law

Fertility and Jewish Law

Feminist Perspectives on Orthodox Responsa Literature

eBook - 2012
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University Press of New England
This book presents, from the perspective of feminist jurisprudence and feminist and liberal bioethics, a complete study of Jewish law (halakhah) on contemporary reproductive issues such as birth control, abortion, and assisted fertility. Irshai examines these issues to probe gender-based values that underlie the interpretations and determinations reached by modern practitioners of halakhah. Her primary goal is to tell, through common halakhic tools, a different halakhic story, one that takes account of the female narrative and its missing perspective.

A comprehensive comparative study of Jewish law on contemporary reproductive issues from a gender perspective

Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, Ă2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781611682410
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Linsider, Joel A.


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