Monday, March 13, 2006

Rabbinical students get crash course in IVF

Interesting story in today's NYT describes a group of graduate students studying infertility and Jewish law.

"This is not like 'Star Trek' science," said Rabbi Brander, a dean at Yeshiva, which has the largest Orthodox rabbinical seminary in the country. "This is stuff that comes up every day. And if the rabbi doesn't understand reproductive technology he can't answer the questions effectively. If he doesn't know the Jewish law he can't answer them, either."

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