Sarah Kahn Glass

Breast-Feeding Kosher In Shul

07/15/2005
Staff Writer
To the truly religious, the Torah is like mother's milk: sustaining and nurturing. Many, however, don't believe the sanctuary is a place where mothers and their babies should extend that metaphor into breast-feeding. In their view, the only thing that should be uncovered during services is the Torah scroll. But a new religious opinion passed recently by the Conservative movement's law committee endorses the idea of women discreetly breast-feeding their children in the sanctuary.
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