[New York] : [Central Conference Of American Rabbis], 1927. Paperback. Item #37061
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages ; 23 cm. The First 20th Century Rabbinic Opinion on Birth Control. “Jacob Zallel Lauterbach (1873–1942) was an American Judaica scholar and author who served on the faculty of Hebrew Union College and composed responsa for the Reform movement in America. He specialized in Midrashic and Talmudical literature, and is best known for his landmark critical edition and English translation of the Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael. ” (Wikipeida, 2016) “The 1927 responsum of Rabbi Jacob Zallel Lauterbach permitted birth control. Jacob urges limitation of contraception because of the Jewish population crisis… He believes that women should be included in the commandment to procreate but does not approve of their exclusion from education and professional careers. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive) Lauterbach’s article was published two years before Ernst Gräfenberg’s IUD, and became more widely cited in Jewish Literature after oral contraceptives were made available in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. SUBJECT(S) : Birth control (Jewish law) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. None in New York City. This copy is inscribed by the author on the title page to JTS chancellor Louis Finkelstein, “To L. Finkelstein with the compliments of the author. ” Bottom corner is folded, and copy has some other edgewear as well. About good condition. (Women-3-2).