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Fertility and Jewish Law
Feminist Perspectives on Orthodox Responsa Literature
Ronit Irshai

Brandeis University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction: Epistemology, Jurisprudence, and Halakhah: A Feminist Critique
• SEX WITHOUT PROCREATION
• “Be Fruitful and Multiply”
• Birth Control and Family Planning
• Halakhic Rulings on Abortion: A Historical Survey from the Rabbinic to the Modern Period
• Abortion in Contemporary Halakhic Rulings
• PROCREATION WITHOUT SEX
• Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, and Surrogacy in Liberal and Radical Feminist Approaches
• Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, and Surrogacy: Halakhic Analysis
• Afterword: The Gender Project in the Philosophy of Halakhah as an Exercise in Criticism
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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