Kristol Clear Judah-izm– US Jewish communities across the US gather for ‘Abortion rights Shabbat’
More than 1,500 synagogues and Jewish communities nationwide are observing the third annual event, with the aim of getting people to engage with the issue more closely
ed note–again, we cannot stress enough the all-too-obvious, ladies and Gentilemen, which is that there is NO SUCH THING as ‘Judeo-Christian’ civilization, despite what this guy–
and this guy–
and this guy–
and this guy–
and THESE GUYS–
–OR WHO-THE-HELL-EVER-ELSE alleges…
As the last 2,000 years have made Kristol Clear, the followers of Jesus and the followers of Judah-izm are as diametrically opposite each other as are sheep and wolves, just as this guy, the Good Shepard Himself–
–Warned, over, and over, and over again, right up until the day when His eternal and unrelenting enemies–after a LONG ‘courtship’ with their ‘bridegroom’, Lucifer–‘consummated’ the marriage with their Judah-izm by orchestrating this–
–An act of infamy that all Gentiles should call to mind not just often, but ALWAYS, and consider just how close to their collective throat is the razor’s edge of the ‘Shochet’, the ritualistic knife used by the Judaic High Priest in slaughtering innocent living creatures, yet-to-be-born children being just one group within the MILLIONS and–soon to be–BILLIONS, which the ‘Children of Israel’ plan to offer up in appeasing the violent and diabolical deity they worship, ‘yahway’.
Times of Israel
Assembling abortion aftercare kits… A Havdalah ceremony combined with an update on state reproductive rights legislation… Sermons on abortion and Jewish law…
Those are some of the many ways more than 1500 synagogues and Jewish communities nationwide are observing the third annual ‘Abortion Shabbat,’ which begins tonight. It’s the first time the Shabbat initiative is happening since the Supreme Court overturned federal abortion protections in June.
The initiative, which is organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, is a local counterpart to the high-profile rally for reproductive rights the group held last May in Washington, DC. Instead of a national action, NCJW’s aim this weekend is for local communities and people at home to engage with the issue more intimately.
‘There’s a lot of things happening that are not big and flashy,’ said Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, the group’s scholar in residence. ‘If we have rabbis saying the word abortion from the pulpit, if we have shuls being able to be spaces where people feel more comfortable telling their abortion story and not feeling stigmatized and if we have people who understand deeply that abortion rights are part of Jewish values, that’s already a huge culture shift.’
In the months since the Supreme Court decision, Jewish leaders have filed lawsuits challenging abortion restrictions in Kentucky, Florida, Indiana and Missouri on religious freedom grounds.
Polls show that Jewish Americans, more than any other religious group, believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases.
While Rabbis’ views on Jewish law and abortion differ slightly, there is overall agreement that Jewish law permits and even requires abortion in cases where the pregnant person’s life or mental well-being are at risk.
As part of Abortion Rights Shabbat, students at the University of Nevada, Reno Hillel will be assembling abortion aftercare kits. In Massachusetts — where 28 organizations have signed up for Abortion RIghts Shabbat — after a day of reproductive justice-themed educational programming, participants will gather online for a statewide Havdalah (end of Shabbat prayer) on Zoom.
NCJW has also created source sheets, a Spotify playlist and even a challah recipe with instructions to shape the braided dough into a uterus.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Ruttenberg said, ‘People understand that it’s not just an interesting and important thing to learn about. They understand that this matters in a different way.’