A Rabbinic Response to Reversing Roe

I cannot come to any conclusion on this issue other than that a woman knows her own body, her own mind, and her own situation.

“When I began my rabbinate at Temple Beth Sholom in Topeka, Kansas a year ago, one of the things I was committed to was being a unifying figure. I have always believed, and still believe, that the role of the rabbi is not to be divisive or to preach politics from the bimah. After all, there is no shortage of places you could go to hear more expert political opinions than mine, and few places in Kansas you could listen to a more expert opinion on Jewish texts and traditions.

Having said all of that, we will talk about our tradition, our halacha, and the decision announced today by five men and one woman to overturn both Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey, in effect declaring an end to an era of freedom through guaranteed right to privacy.”

Read the full op ed on Times of Israel

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