Dr. Michele Klein

Michele Klein has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of London. She is the author of <i>New Life: A Diary For Jewish Parents</i> and <i>A Time To Be Born</i>.

Articles by Dr. Michele Klein

A Historical View of Choosing a Jewish Name

Naming a child can reflect ancestry, associations with the baby's arrival, and hopes and dreams for his or her future.

Brit Milah: Ceremonies for Boys

Ceremonies for Jewish Boys. History and Themes of Ceremonies for Jewish Newborns. Jewish Lifecycle. Jewish Ceremonies and Rituals.

A History of Brit Milah

Shifting views and philosophies about the Jewish practice of circumcising baby boys on the eighth day of life.

A Historical View of Pidyon HaBen

From biblical to contemporary times, how Jews have practiced this ceremony of redemption of the first-born.