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Sunday, March 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Infertility: Ancient Curse, Modern Blessings

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The Torah and Jewish textual sources are replete with references to human fertility, conception, childbirth, and pointedly, the lack thereof. During this session, participants have an opportunity to read and discuss the topic as presented in selected ancient narratives and recent commentary and compare those with contemporary human experiences of infertility. The impact of modern medical technologies will also be discussed. In many ways, the knowledge of modern science seems to highlight the brilliance of and integrate well with the references in the Torah of fertility/infertility. The human experiences seem surprisingly familiar through the millennia.

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Barry Ripps

Barry A. Ripps, MD graduated from Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering with honors and received a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. His residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2023 2:45pm - 3:45pm CDT
JCC Library

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