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Jewish Pro-Life Foundation 1 March 2024 - 21 Adar I 5784

Parshas Ki Tisa: The Gift of Divine Mercy

Upcoming Events

Israel Pro-Life Education Project Update & News

Rabbi Yosef Chaim Joins our Speakers List

WY Pro-Life Wins

Pregnancy Defined as Disease

Protecting Our Youngest - IVF and Halacha

✡︎ Shalom and Good Shabbos, Friends ✡︎

Instruction in Torah often focuses on rules and punishments. We Jews have 613 of these dos and don'ts with concomitant rewards and punishments, so our teachers spend a lot of time on them. Often overlooked and unappreciated are the Divine gifts of mercy, forgiveness and repentance that are freely given us in this week's Torah portion, Ki Tisa, Shemot (Exodus) 30:11 - 34:35.

Enslaved minds gain power in the mixed multitude at Sinai while awaiting the return of Moses. Idolatry, adultery. and murder, ie., errant human activity in pagan Egypt as well as today, runs rampant. Upon his return, Moses witnesses this precipitous fall back into spiritual darkness and smashes the first set of tablets, which represent the world's first opportunity to establish a covenant with the Almighty. Moses tidies up the Golden Calf mess and once more ascends the mountain, where God again inscribes the covenant on a second set of tablets. On the mountain, Moses is also granted a vision of the the Divine thirteen attributes of mercy, for God knows that many generations will pass where rules alone will not keep his wayward children in line. We will need a Father's tender mercies and the consolation of second and third chances to redeem ourselves along the way to transformative living.

We lament our own missteps along the path to spiritual maturity, and profoundly appreciate our second and third chances to get things right. As God tenderly forgives and redeems us, so we can offer the gift of second and third chances to our friends and neighbors who retain a slave mind, in bondage to a death culture that threatens to destroy all of us. Armed with a faith and belief that the Almighty can and will use even our most tragic transgressions to redeem us, we anticipate a promised Divine Heaven on earth when all human beings hold life at every stage of development sacred.

Our Israel Pro-LIfe Education Project is nearly ready to launch. Please see the report below. We need 10 bilingual Hebrew/English speaking volunteers to take outreach calls and emails from visitors to the website. This is a time limited commitment until we can build a team in Israel.

Now is your chance to make a real difference and to give your time to save Jewish lives and heal Jewish hearts in Israel. In the midst of war, you can participate in a culture of life and repentance. Please let us know if you or someone you know here or in Israel can participate and I will schedule a zoom training to go over suggested talking points for Israeli men and women who are looking for support to choose life and who suffer after abortion.

Thank you for your help, and for reading and sharing this newsletter, and welcome to our new subscribers and donors.


May there be abundant peace from Heaven, and good life upon us and upon all Israel. Amen.

Upcoming Events

Sunday March 3, 2024 2 pm ET

Special Jewish Pro-Life Show before our Monthly Mishpacha. Special guest Caleb Buck. You can learn more about Caleb on Instagram.

I will send out a reminder several days before the show with

the Zoom Meeting link and meeting ID.

Meeting ID: 849 4765 3044

Monday March 11, 2024 @ 4 pm ET

Maryland March for Life in Annapolis, MD. If you live within driving distance, please join us!

Wednesday March 13, 2024 @ 11:00 am ET

Special Jewish Pro-Life Show with Rabbi Noson Shmuel Leiter talking about the Nj Jewish Rep Josh Gottleib who attacks Crisis Pregnancy Care Centers.

Monday March 18, 2024

Speaking at Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

Tuesday March 19, 2024 Pending

TPUSA College Tour University of Pittsburgh,

Thursday March 21, 2024 @ 6 pm ET

Right to Life Kentucky Celebrate Life Banquet

Abby Johnson is the keynote speaker. Our hosts can provide a modified Kosher friendly meal option, if needed. I will meet two JPLF friends there. If you would like to join us, please let me know by March 4th so I can purchase tickets.

PA March for Life September 23, 2024. Website

NJ March for Life September 26, 2024. Flyer

Our somewhat new and improved US based website is published, hosted by our Torah observant sponsors at MediaServe. Hope you like it. Please view it on your smart phone and let us know how it looks or if you find any links that need fixed! Thank you.

Our Israel Pro-Life Education Project is finally picking up some steam! Our digital market reports that team meetings about ouir project are quite lively, with opinions from all sides of the issue flying around the room. Team enthusiasm is building as we get nearer to launching this potentially game changing, unique digital media campaign in Eretz Yisrael. I've seen our proposed marketing strategy and our Director of Development has accepted the challenge to build a donor and volunteer base, as well as a Board of Governors in Israel.

Please pray that HaShem provides the nearly $10,000 in monthly costs to cover website maintenance and evolution, the digital marketing bills, and reasonable compensation (according to our IRS compliance advisor) for our Director of Development. Our grant proposals are going out on a regular basis and I am registering to attend conferences this summer where offers of financial support may be possible. We are truly inspired by the generosity of several donors, who have already donated $11,000 to our Israel Project account!

From Israel. Pregnant mom survives attack.

Terror victim: ‘It’s a miracle my baby and I are alive’

Rabbi Yosef Chaim has joined our speakers list. You can download and view our speakers list on our website here.

We've updated our original short video of 13 speakers in 2:45 min to 14 Speakers in 3:00 min to add Rabbi Yosef's contribution. I love this video! Thank you to all of our speakers!

Prescient M. Dowling, Administrator at Independent Sentinel, sees the ominous growing political influence of Muslim population growth im the US.

Islamic Voters Will Soon Surpass the Jewish Electorate

From Ross, recent good news updates on pro-life wins in the WY house and senate. Way to go, Ross!

Very good news. The Wyoming State House just passed HB0148 with the ultrasound for chemical abortions with a 48 hour waiting period. The vote was 53 to 9.

More good news. HB0148 was assigned to the Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. Two of the members are strong pro life and the other three have voted for pro life legislation.

HB0148 was approved 4-1 in the Wyoming Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee. It then was approved by the full senate "committee of the whole." on a voice vote. It still has to be read three times and approved. First vote passed.

Then we wonder what our Governor will do.

2.28.24. I testified this morning, Here is a link to the hearing:

My testimony runs from 1:03.00 to 1:06.00 I was only given 3 minutes. So I summarized. Ross' written testimony here.

Report by Wesley J Smith, Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

Leading Bioethics Journal Pathologizes Pregnancy

Original Article in Journal of Medical Ethics

Is pregnancy a disease? A normative approach

Fighting back against doctors’ pressure to “reduce” (selectively abort) quadruplets

Republicans Block Bogus Democrat IVF Bill That Would Allow Destroying Human Embryos

Rabbi David Bleich on IVF Halacha

From Contemporary Halakhic Problems Vol 1.

There are those who maintain that the prohibition against feticide is applicable from the moment of conception and deem the fetus to be a nascent human being even in the earliest stages of gestation. According to this view, the zygote may perhaps be viewed as having already acquired identity and parentage. 

Full quote and chapter on Sefaria

Let's get current. It is no longer necessary to torture and destroy a baby in the womb to save the mother's life. Evidence-Based Guidelines for Pro-Life Practice from the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Rabbi Menashe Bovit is the rabbi at Bellerose Jewish Center in Queens NY, an online/brick and mortar synagogue composed of spiritual seekers who worship in an Ashkenazi 'Conservadox' style. Rabbi Bovit teaches with humor combined with love of Chassidism and Torah. He conducts online Shabbat services and Torah classes.

You can view his Shabbat sermons at

Contact Rabbi Bovit at

Rabbi Shlomo Nachman is the rabbi of Beit Emunah (, a Sephardic-based online community of Jews, Noahides, and other seekers. He offers a wide range of online Jewish studies as well as Shabbat and holiday services. Rabbi Nachman is known for his patience, sensitivity, scholarship in world religions, and his dedication to traditional Jewish and biblical teachings. Rabbi Nachman is available to speak at your event!

You can access Rabbi Nachman's online services and classes at and

Contact Rabbi Nachman at


Rabbi Yakov Dovid Cohen is the founder and director of Institute of Noahide Code. Rabbi Cohen received his Bachelor's Degree at the Rabbinical College of America in 1982 and was ordained in 1985 at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva New York, and a degree from Monash University Australia 1992. Renowned Talmudic scholar and Dayan, a writer on various Jewish subjects, most recently worked on a compilation of the Rebbe's works for Noahide practice and a book titled Divine Image. Contact Rabbi Cohen at

Judaism: The Original Pro-Life Religion.

114 slides from Tanakh, Talmud, science, and medicine.

View and Download from our website library here.

Jewish Pro-Life Replies to Jewish Pro-Abortion Claims

Our quick reference guide to help you provide Torah based talking points. View and Download in our website library here.

Our SPEAKERS LIST is your go to source for booking a Jewish pro-life speaker/educator for your synagogue, legislative working group, or adult/teen learning program.

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Judaism: The Original Pro-Life Religion Book
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The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. As of 1/1/2023, the IRS granted our application to reclassify our private foundation as a public charity. This may benefit your tax deductibility. Please consult your tax advisor regarding any tax deductions. Please view the IRS determination letter here.

Our Federal Tax ID number: 26-1438181.

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The Jewish Pro-Life Foundation depends on generous donations to help us bring much needed Torah based pro-life education to the Jewish community, provide Jewish friendly pregnancy care and adoption referrals, and offer healing to Jewish women and men who suffer after abortion.Together we save Jewish lives and heal Jewish hearts, and make Judaism, the original pro-life religion, pro-life again!


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