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mthumbnail131.jpgJewish Perspectives on the Birthing Experience

Roselle A. Lutwak, Ann Marie Ney, Judy E. White

A labor and delivery nurse concludes her report of a newly-delivered primigravida with the following comments: "I have some real concerns... Read More...


mthumbnail128.jpgShir Hamalos

As expectant women approach their due dates a variety of emotions tend to surface. Some women are filled with excitement, anxiously anticipating the day that they will meet their baby face to face.  Read More...



mthumbnail287.jpgWho Is Rich?

Rabbi Aron Moss

Can I afford a large family? Should we have a big family and hope for divine assistance to maintain our standard of living? Read More...


mthumbnail123.jpgBirth of A Jewish Child

Rabbi Pinny and Chani Lew

Many couples have accepted the custom of announcing a pregnancy after the mother enters the fifth month. It does not apply to sharing the news in confidentiality with immediate family. Read More...


mthumbnail66.jpgIt's A Girl

Rabbi Aron Moss

Why don't we do a "Sholom Nekeiva" (lit. welcome female) upon the birth of a girl, as we do a Sholom Zochor for a baby boy? Read More...

mthumbnail71.jpgCEO of the EU (Entire Universe)

Tova Hinda Siegel

Once again, I had the awesome privilege of participating in the birth of a new grandchild. My daughter, who is one of the emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, OBM, in Milan, Italy, came to visit us in L.A... Read More...


mthumbnail249.jpgA Message of Blessing for Mother and Child

Sichos in English

During the Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen, 5747, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, recalled and discussed an interesting custom that has been forgotten in modern times. Read More...


mthumbnail132.jpgMazel Tov! A Blessing for Mother and Child

Sichos in English

During the Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengan of 5747, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, recalled and discussed an interesting age-old custom which has gone out of style in modern times. Read More...

mthumbnail239.jpgBeautiful, Beautiful Baby Day

Yael Hanover

April 11, 2006 - two days before Passover. I loaded my grocery cart with Matzoh, wine, grape juice, ground walnuts, romaine lettuce, eggs, Kosher salt - the essentials.  Read More...


mthumbnail126.jpgThe Art of Baby Naming

Rabbi Aron Moss

My wife has entered the seventh month of pregnancy, and we have started discussing names for our baby. She wants something traditional but... Read More...


mthumbnail97.jpgBris Milah - Circumcision

Rabbi Pinny and Chani Lew

A Jew is commanded to circumcise his son on the eighth day after his birth, when his faculty of reason is not yet developed. This aspect signifies that a Jew is bound and committed to G‑d at the earliest opportunity, in an absolute and all comprehensive way that transcends his reason and perception.  

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