The Beginning of Life

Question

Hi Rabbi,

I have an RS homework question that I am stuck on and feel I need help answering from a moral, spiritual and religious point of view. I am hoping that you can please help me.

The qustion is about abortion: When does life begin?

Thank you.

4 months

Answers

  1. There is a disagreement in the Talmud as to whether the soul is given at the time of conception or at the time of birth. The Kabbalists seem to lean more towards the first opinion but in all cases we really do not have the ability to know.

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