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Rabbi. Translator & Editor. Writer. Historian. Lecturer. Cofounder #HaMapah, @The_Lehrhaus. Puts the DH in ADHD. Nothing Jewish is foreign to me.
Jul 10, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Modern halakhists who permit abortion in cases where mother's life isn't threatened:
R. Yosef Haim (Rav Pealim EH 1:4)
R. Eliezer Waldenberg (Tzitz Eliezer 6:48 et al)
R. Shneur Zalman Fradkin (Torat Hesed EH 42)
R. Gedalia Felder (Sheilat Yeshurun 1:39)
1/ R. Yaakov Emden (Sheilat Yaavetz 1:43)
R. Ouziel (Mishpetei Ouziel HM 3:47)
R. Shaul Yisraeli (Amud Hayemini 32)
Maharit (Rabbi Joseph di Trani; 1:97)
R. Yehiel Yaakov Weinberg (Seridei Esh 3:127)
R. Ovadiah Yosef (Yabia Omer EH 4:1)

May 30, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
Everyone ready for a rant about Michael Chabon and his @HUCJIR commencement speech/ @tabletmag article? Here it comes.../1 Chabon's reduction of diversity and complexity (and more synonyms) to exogamy reflects his shallowness. Shtup someone of a different color, and you're "diverse". Endogamy is tantamount to redlining. Heterogeneity is no longer a metaphor; it's literally all about genetics.