Jerusalem - Rabbis Metzger And Amar: Killing Fetuses Is “Like Actual Murder”
Jerusalem - As in previous years, Israeli Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar have come out with a letter in support of the controversial nonprofit, Efrat , an organization which works to prevent abortions.
In their letter, the rabbis write in part, “We see great importance in the work of the Efrat association to save the lives of Jewish children; over its 30 years of activity, tens of thousands of fetuses were saved, and in the past year alone, the lives of 4,000 children were saved.”
This year, however, the rabbis deviated from the text of their usual support letter and went as far as calling for “making the wider public aware of the extreme seriousness involved in killing fetuses, which is like actual murder,” according to a report published in Ha’aretz (http://bit.ly/UljoCA).
Rabbis Metzger and Amar also directed the marriage departments of Israel’s religious councils to continue disseminating the Efrat-produced publication entitled “For a Happy Marriage” because of “its great importance and necessity.”
The rabbis typically issue their annual letter to coincide with Parshat Shemos, the Torah portion which details the murder of Jewish babies at the hands of the Egyptians.
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