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Saturday, March 19 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Infertility: Ancient Curses, 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 his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Reproductive... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm CDT
Gates of Prayer -- Adult Lounge 4000 West Esplanade Avenue South, Metairie, LA 70002