A Matter of Life: Roots of the Jewish and Christian Divergence on Abortion

Examining the biblical verses whose conflicting interpretations led to the splitting of paths between these traditions.
Jul 11, 2022 Virtual Event

About The Event

Jewish and Christian attitudes towards abortion diverged in the 2nd century, and hinge upon a different understanding of the relation between body and soul, and thus of the fetus.

In this session, Tomer Persico and Shoshana Cohen will examine the biblical verses whose conflicting interpretations led to the splitting of paths between these traditions, helping us to understand the roots of this profound disagreement, as well as its contemporary consequences.