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To Bris or Not To Bris?

To Bris or Not To Bris?

The last few months of my pregnancy, I spent more time agonizing about the bris than about labor itself.

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Delivery from Darkness

Delivery from Darkness

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Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.

Naming a Baby

Naming a Baby

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A name defines a person's essence. Choose carefully.

It's a Girl!

It's a Girl!

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Thank Heaven for little girls. A guide to celebrating the newborn.

It's a Boy!

It's a Boy!

by Rabbi Baruch and Michal Finkelstein

Along with the birth of a son comes many Jewish customs.

Pregnancy and Loss

Pregnancy and Loss

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In case of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a new baby, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

Pidyon Ha'ben - Redemption of First Born

Pidyon Ha'ben - Redemption of First Born

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Explaining the Jewish ceremony of buying a baby boy for five silver coins.

Upsherin - First Haircut

Upsherin - First Haircut

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What's the story behind little Jewish boys running around with long hair?

Bris Milah Beautiful or Barbaric?

Bris Milah Beautiful or Barbaric?

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Human rights groups are trying to make circumcision an illegal act of child molestation.

Circum-Decision

Circum-Decision

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Should I circumcise my child? Here are the arguments for and against.

Girls' Names

Girls' Names

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The origin and meaning of some of the most common Jewish names for girls.

Boys' Names

Boys' Names

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The origin and meaning of some of the most common Jewish names for boys.

What is Circumcision?

What is Circumcision?

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