Author Archives: David Shabtai

Rabbi David Shabtai, MD is a member of the Wexner Kollel Elyon at Yeshiva University and teaches Medical Halakhah at RIETS and Lander College for Men. He is the author of Defining the Moment: Understanding Brain Death in Halakhah.

Abortion Within Limits

R. Moshe Zuriel’s recent article on abortion is surprisingly lenient and requires a response. First, I caution all readers that on all matters, particularly those as sensitive as this, you should consult with your rabbi and not rely on internet rulings. More to the point, I contend that R. Zuriel’s statement that when it is known that a child will ...

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