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If an AI is programmed to be a Rabbi learn all that is required for a Semikhah or to be Jewish, if it makes a blessing does it count?

I think that there are a few points worth clarifying here. The Torah was given to humans, not machines. Even if a machine were somehow to attain consciousness (if that is even possible) and "...
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What type of pain allows a woman to choose to sterilize herself?

Rav Herschel Schachter deals with this case in an article on family planning (p.21-24) However, the permissibility of sterilizing a woman through medication is explained by the Talmud to apply only ...
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What type of pain allows a woman to choose to sterilize herself?

These laws are dealt with in Even Haezer 5:12. The Bach mentions this case. His general opinion is women can only do this if they experience unusual pain. Other authorities disagree. In Jewish Law, ...
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