4 2023

Law in Context: The Mother’s Perspective in Traditional Sources on Abortion

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Bernstein Theatre, Shakespeare and Co 70 Kemble St.
Lenox, MA

Contact Lynn Feinman

$ Cost $ 15.00

Can a closer look at Jewish sources move us beyond the entrenched simplistic pro-life/pro-choice binary of American public discourse today?  This sessions examines traditional sources that have played in central role in constructing Jewish perspectives on abortion. We’ll explore the complex interplay between the legal aspects of these sources and the stories from women's lives in which they are embedded to uncover a complex and nuanced Jewish perspective on abortion.

Sponsored by Knesset Israel and the Jewish Theological Seminary. Supported by a generous gift from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and a co-sponsorship grant from Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.

Sponsor: Cong. Knesset Israel, JTS, Grinspoon, and other local co-sponsors