Fetus Not Considered a Person Under Jewish Law

The Fetus in Jewish Law Or Why The Jews Are Behind Child Sacrifice

by TUT editor


MY JEWISH LEARNING – An unborn fetus in Jewish law is not considered a person (Heb. nefesh, lit. “soul”) until it has been born. The fetus is regarded as a part of the mother’s body and not a separate being until it begins to egress from the womb during parturition (childbirth). In fact, until forty days after conception, the fertilized egg is considered as “mere fluid.” These facts form the basis for the Jewish legal view on abortion. Biblical, talmudic, and rabbinic support for these statements will now be presented.

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TUT editor | 03/18/2018 at 9:34 | Ca

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