Medical Ethics: Fertility Treatments in Jewish Law
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Jun 18, 2017
- 1 hr 24 min 42 sec
References: Gittin: 41a, Gittin: 41b, Nidah: 13a, Chagiga: 15a
What is the status of the mitzvah of procreation in the halachic calculus? Are artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization permissible, and in what circumstances? Are Jewish couples obligated to pursue fertility treatments? What halachic leeway is there for fertility treatments on Shabbat? May fertility treatments be pursued for a single woman?