Oy Vey

Sh’ma, a bi-weekly “journal of Jewish responsibility,” claims to welcome diverse points of view in its examination of political and moral questions. Yet Sh’ma devoted most of two consecutive issues— December 9,1977 and December 23, 1977—to a debate on abortion which excluded women. Four male rabbis and one male professor pondered whether poor women deserved Medicaid funding for abortions.