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Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a Jewish woman on her pregnancy...is that true?

Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a Jewish woman on her pregnancy...is that true?

Why don’t many Jewish couples have baby showers or buy things for their baby ahead of time? I also heard that you shouldn’t congratulate a... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
My Son’s First Mitzvah

My Son’s First Mitzvah

By Hilary Levey Friedman At my son Carston’s bris I proudly announced that he had already completed his first mitzvah—or at least I hoped he... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
The Jewish Birth Network

Childbirth Education with a Jewish Twist A Time to Birth Coming to Brookline Next Week!

A Time to Birth, Childbirth Education with a Jewish Twist, is scheduled to kick off its fall-winter session next week at KI, congregation Kehillath Israel... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
Is there something in the Torah that says you shouldn't name your child after a living relative?

Is there something in the Torah that says you shouldn't name your child after a living relative?

We are about to give birth to our first son. I'm half Ashkenazi and half Sephardi. We want to name our son after my grandfather... Read More
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How much does a bris typically cost?

How much does a bris typically cost?

About how much does a Mohel charge for a bris (ritual circumcision)? What does it include? Does the cost vary based on denomination of the... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
Our son was born on Saturday. Can we have his bris on Shabbat?

Our son was born on Saturday. Can we have his bris on Shabbat?

Our son was born on Saturday. Can we have his bris on Shabbat? Less than a year ago, my husband and I were fortunate to... Read More
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The Jewish Birth Network

Mazel Tov! It's a Miracle!

This Sunday, I recently learned, is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day dedicated to memorializing the victims of transphobic violence. I’ve been impressed by Keshet’s... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
Fear, Faith, Fertility and Thanksgiving

Fear, Faith, Fertility and Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving coming up just days after the next JBN Birth Circle, at Temple B’nai Brith in Somerville, it seems like the theme should have... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
Simple Joys of Slings and Sukkos

Simple Joys of Slings and Sukkos

Sukkot starts this Wednesday night, coincidentally in the middle of International Babywearing Week 2011.  Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a time when... Read More
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New Year, New Baby

New Year, New Baby

Today my little guy turns two and along with the celebration of how beautifully he’s growing, I find myself a little sad that we don’t... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
 
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