June 30, 2022

A Rabbi Explains the Jewish Take on Abortion

More and more Jewish voices lately have been sounding in the public square to point out that anti-abortionism is religio-centric, that Dobbs establishes Christian belief as the law of the land. Here, Rabbi Debora Gordon of Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy, NY, explains to Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Cathy Silber how 2,000 years of rabbinic discussion prioritizes the life of the fully fledged human being over that of a potential person, and why the relevant question in Judaism is not when *life* begins but rather when does *a human being* begin.

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