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Iggros Moshe A to Z: F is for Fertility

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on December 31, 2018)

Episode 20

Rabbi Linzer looks at a teshuvah about whether a testicular biopsy for the purpose of aiding a man’s fertility makes him a petzuah daka – injured in a way that would prohibit him from marrying. Along the way, Rav Moshe makes astonishing claims about the relationship between science and halakhic change.

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer, follow the links to the teshuvot below:

Iggros Moshe EH 2-3 Testicular Biopsy and Petzuah Daka

Episode 19

Last episode Rabbi Linzer dealt with Rav Moshe’s landmark approval of artificial insemination to allow a woman to conceive with the sperm of a man who is not her husband. This episode, teshuvot about how to halakhically procure the semen of her husband for testing or insemination when medically indicated.

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer, follow the links to the teshuvot below:

Episode 18

Rabbi Linzer looks at some of Rav Moshe’s most groundbreaking and famous teshuvot around fertility and artificial insemination. In them, Rav Moshe takes a practical approach to halakhic ruling that isn’t concerned about cultural discomforts.

To learn along with Rabbi Linzer, follow the links to the teshuvot below:

Iggros Moshe EH 1-71 Artificial Insemination

Iggros Moshe EH 1-10 Artificial Insemination with Donor Sperm – Status of the wife and child

Iggros Moshe EH 4-32 Section 5 Artificial Insemination with non-Jewish sperm

Iggros Moshe EH 2-11 Responding to harsh criticism of his pesakim about AI

Private: Iggros Moshe A to Z: F is for Fertility

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on December 14, 2018)

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Episode 20