Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Closed Society: 29 December, 2010

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Rabbi Dov Lior, one of the most senior deciders of Jewish law in religious Zionism, has determined that Jewish women are not allowed to obtain a sperm sample from non-Jewish men. Rabbi Lior said that the resulting infant would suffer adverse genetic traits: “The Sefer Hachinuch [book of education] states that the father’s traits pass on to the son, and if that father is not Jewish, what sort of traits can he have? Those of cruelty, of barbarism! These are not the traits that characterized the households of Israel.” (Hebrew)

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December 30th, 2010 at 2:46 am