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.

Delivery from Darkness

Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.

Naming a Baby

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

It's a Girl!

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

It's a Boy!

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

Pregnancy and Loss

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

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

Upsherin - First Haircut

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

Bris Milah Beautiful or Barbaric?

Human rights groups decry circumcision as an illegal act of child molestation.

Circum-Decision

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

Girls' Names

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

Boys' Names

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

What is Circumcision?

Brit Milah: How a simple mitzvah makes a worldwide, eternal impact on the entire Jewish people.

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