Index
Abortion, 3, 197 n.2
Adoption, 18, 20, 29, 102, 206
n.27, 213 n.11
Adultery, 96–97, 103–4, 145, 205
nn. 15, 16
Aloni Commission Report, 65, 76–
80, 83–85, 184–85, 214 n.16,
215 n.17
Amsel, Mayer, 106–7, 208 n.38
Artificial insemination: decision
to use, 19–22, 60–62, 199 n.8;
Halakha on, 56–58, 103–8; kin-
ship and, 62–63, 86; and lesbi-
ans, 11, 50–55; medical risks of,
37–38, 40, 148, 209 n.2; proce-
dure, 39–40, 209 n.2; and sexual
intercourse, 20–23, 199 n.9;
unmarried women and, 9, 55–
59. See also In-vitro fertilization
(ivf); Ovum donation; Sperm
donation
Auerbach, Shlomo, 106, 213 n.8
Bick, Ezra, 129–30
Bleich, J. David, 99–100, 130, 138,
209 n.45, 210 n.7
Center for Alternative Parenting
(Tel Aviv), 199 n.5
Childlessness, 16, 69–70, 212 n.18,
n.1 (ch. 5)
Children: family support for, 45;
fathers’ absence explained to, 46–
50; Halakhic status of, 95, 98;
Jewish identity of, 105, 110, 130–
31, 146, 166–67, 207 n.31, 209
n.45; Jewish survival through, 3,
93, 107, 197 n.4, 198 n.5; social
acceptance of, 17, 45, 78–80, 86.
See also Mamzerut
Circumcision, 41–42
Clinics, fertility: choices, 23–24;
commercial, 24, 132, 199 n.11; ex-
periences, 24–28; and maschgichot
(Halakhic inspectors), 89, 114–16,
137; and puah (Poriyoot ve’Refuah
Alpi ha-Halakha), 89–92
Cloning, 104
Conception, 88, 95, 97–98, 100–3,
145
Contraception, 3
Conversion, 211 n.16, 213 n.10
Court cases: Nahmani v. the Min-
ister of Health, 65–70; Weiss,
Vered, 84, 86; Yarus-Hakak, Tal,
53, 81–83, 86, 201 n.20
Divorce, 15, 72–73, 94, 197 n.3,
198 n.1
Doctors and Halakha, 58–59, 89,
121–22, 173
Doron, Bakshi, 143–44
Egg donation. See Ovum donation
Eliashiv, (Yosef) Shalom, 213 n.8
Eliyahu (Chief Sephardic Rabbi),
144–45, 213 n.8
Embryo-Carrying Agreements Law,
2, 142–47, 158, 189–96
Embryos: Embryo-Carrying Agree-
ments Law and, 2, 142–47, 158,
189–96; and embryo transfer,
103, 104, 127–28; and in-vitro
fertilization (ivf), 103; and
Nahmani v. the Minister of
Health, 64–70, 201 n.1
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