Incorporate Social Action and Social Justice Into a Baby Ceremony

Do justice, baby!

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And we pray for those whose nightmares come in the daytime, who will eat anything, who have never seen a dentist, who aren't spoiled by anybody, who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep, who live and move and have no being.

We pray for children who want to be carried, for those who must, for those we never give up on, and those who will grab the hand of anyone kind enough to offer it.

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Susan P. Fendrick is a Conservative rabbi and an alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship program. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Madel Center for Studies of Jewish Education at Brandeis University.