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The Choice of Motherhood

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Contrary to popular belief, only men have an obligation to have children in Judaism. For women, motherhood is a choice.

More Than the Sum of My Womb

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Infertility can be a problem among women when it comes time to have a baby. Does Judaism look at an infertile woman differently? Is she still important even if she cannot contribute biologically to the continuation of the Jewish people? After all, infertile women in the Bible were replaced with fertile handmaids. But take a look at the big biblical picture and the reality was that every matriarch was infertile.

Timing is Everything

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Timing is Everything – Separation anxiety? Judaism helps us define the appropriate moments to physically connect with our partner.

Naming Your Baby

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Names hold a lot of power and meaning, so when it comes time to choose a name for your baby, lots of thought should be considered because that name you choose will carry their destiny.

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