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Is Abortion Murder? A Jewish View

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

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Today your editor was quoted in a Real Money feature on TheStreet.com, about Cameco, the Canadian uranium mining company.

The article was a reprint of one from Moneyshow.com by Steven Halpern. He also wrote up another stock we cover (although it is a US firm), Ormat, ORA, written up by Steven Leeb, which rose 0.9% while CCJ gained 2.6%.

 

*Lilith, the Jewish feminist magazine has just republished an important article from 1997-8 by Leila Bronner on how Jews and Christians differ in their view of abortion. For Jews a fetus only is alive by dependency on its mother. and abortion doesn't amount to killing a separate human being, and is not murder. When the child has an independent existence is uncertain for the rabbis perhaps at 40 days and perhaps only after it is born. But the Mishnah also specifically allows that if the woman in labor is in danger of her life and the child cannot be delivered (and whose head has not yet presented), it can be dismembered to save the woman.

Because of mistranslations of Biblical Hebrew from Exodus 21:22-3 and concern about unbaptized babies going to hell, the Catholic Church took a different stance. When I was a kid many Catholic women arranged to have their babies at Jewish Memorial  Hospital for this reason

More medical information for paid subscribers below. 

 

As markets prepare to close the first half year (or the first quarter of the fiscal year in Asian markets) the trend is modestly higher—with Japan the exception (it had its stock rally earlier this week.)

 

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*A settlement was reached between the Franco-British Rothschilds and the Swiss bank founded by their late distant cousin, the Edmond de Rothschild Group. My third article in The Economist from Paris in 1968 (before it had by-lines) was on the 150th anniversary of the French bank, then Rothschild et Cie.

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