According to those like the gr”a that seem to hold that the rabanan only argued with rav yochanan regarding “turning over the table” and agreed to all the other cases such as a kissing the osso makom which would cause a mute fetus rachmanan latzon. Can it be even if the woman is not pregnant meaning can kissing the osso makom today cause the birth defect when she gets pregnant in the future?



  1. It’s a fascinating question and one that I am not familiar with someone who addresses it. Personally, my feeling is that it would only be applicable for becoming pregnant immediately and not for a pregnancy in the future.

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