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a) Seven month children would indicate resistence and longevity. The Midrash Rabbah 14:2 states: בעון קמיה דרבי אבהו: מנין שהנוצר לשבעה חי? אמר להון: מדידכון, אנא ממטי לכון, זיט"א אפט"א, איט"א אוכט"א: They [some greeks] asked R. Abahu: From where do you know that a fetus formed at 7 months can live? He replied: From your own [language] I ...


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Perhaps because the snake who wanted to be intimate with chava The snake represents the animal kingdom As a result of the first sin of eating from the tree and her punishment of painful childbirth


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Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff has a lecture on YUTorah about Artificial Insemination that discusses it. Rabbi Feinstein ruled that the Torah prohibition of adultery, and the resulting categorization of the resulting child as mamzer, are only incurred via conventional relations: artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization are not included. Thus, if a ...


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I'm a student at YU and we were recently encouraged by our Roshei Yeshiva, including Rabbi Kenneth Brander, to undergo screening when JScreen came to our school. I an my fellow students felt very comfortable with JScreen's approach, credibility, and follow-up. Here is what he wrote: Dear Students, We believe that all students should undergo genetic testing ...


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My Orthodox Rabbi recommended JScreen as they work with a network of reputable Rabbis from around the country. He felt strongly that I should receive the results and that their is no stigmatization regarding shidduchim.


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Yoatzot indeed says that Prenatal testing for genetic or birth defects involves a number of halachic issues. With most of the available technology, the main concern is not with the procedures themselves - blood tests and ultrasounds - but with what might be done with the results. When testing is done prior to marriage, there is a concern that ...


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Rav Mutzafi rules that the grandparents make the blessing of "hatov vehametiv". This bracha is said when joy or something good is shared by several people. לכבוד הרב מוצפי שליט"א האם צריך לברך ברכת שהחיינו על נכד או נכדה חדשה במיוחד המדובר בנכד/ה ראשונים שהופכים אותנו לסבא וסבתא תודה תשובה לא ברכת שהחיינו, אלא כמה מהפוסקים כתבו לברך ברכת הטוב והמטיב, כיון ...



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