What is the source that states when Moshiach is here - women will deliver babies the moment they conceive. I heard this in a shiur from HaRav Yitzchak Ginsburg in Israel.


The source is probably the Talmud (Shabbos 30b):

כי הא דיתיב רבן גמליאל וקא דריש עתידה אשה שתלד בכל יום שנאמר (ירמיהו לא, ח) הרה ויולדת יחדיו

Rabban Gamliel was sitting and he interpreted a verse homiletically: In the future, in the World-to-Come, a woman will give birth every day, as it says: “The woman with child and her that gives birth together” (Jeremiah 31:7), explaining that birth will occur on the same day as conception. (Sefaria)

  • Thank you for this answer! The HaRav did not give his source and I have been searching for it! – Geula613 Jun 27 '17 at 20:21
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    Those who take this idea literally are forced to say that the status of mitzvos will change. Specifically hilchos nida. – user6591 Jun 27 '17 at 22:25
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    @user6591, that is hyper-literal. You could just understand it to mean that she can give birth every day, and will give birth on the day of conception. Not that she will have 365 children a (solar) year. – Yishai Jun 28 '17 at 13:02
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    @DovF That's not the plain meaning of the pasuk, even Rabban Gamliel isn't saying it is - it's drush, not pshat. The plain meaning is that it is referring to two different people. – Jay Jun 28 '17 at 14:42

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