Presented by Rachel Biale
Rachel Biale, author of the classic textbook, Women in Jewish Law:The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today, will be speaking about contraception and family planning in Judaism. How does the rabbinic understanding of men’s duty to procreate have an impact on women’s lives and bodies? What can we learn from religious texts about women’s autonomy and agency?
Rachel Biale grew up on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin in Israel. She earned an M.A. in Jewish history at UCLA and an M.S.W. at Yeshiva University. She lives in Berkley, California, where she is a practicing psychotherapist.
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