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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Don’t set back reproductive rights for Israeli women

By Shari Eshet, JTA July 9, 2012

JERUSALEM — In 1979, I moved from the United States to Israel, where I discovered that unlike in America, reproductive choice in Israel was by and large not an issue — not religiously, politically or socially.  As the director of the Israel Office...

Shas lawmaker Nissim Zeev, shown during a plenum session in the Israeli Knesset on June 11, 2012, is demanding a public debate on abortion, which he has said publicly is akin to murder.

Spurred by a Shas lawmaker, abortion politics arrive in Israel

By Eetta Prince-Gibson, JTA June 20, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel’s paradoxical approach to abortion — the procedure is illegal unless approved by a committee, which gives the go-ahead to 98 percent of the requests — could radically change if a Knesset member has his way. Nissim Zeev of the...

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