In IVF, Should The Egg Donor's Religion Matter?
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In this episode: since Jewish identity is matrilineal (it follows the mother's line), someone who is looking to get eggs for in-vitro fertilization—should they pay attention to the religion of the egg donor? Who is the mother here? What does being a mother mean? Recorded live at Limmud NY 2015.