birth

How to Birth Jewish

When I went into labor at the hospital, I had to stay. This change in birth plan and place threw me.

Twin Girls Born in a Nightmare

An unexpected house guest arrived at our home in Israel two weeks, right off the plane from America. A woman ...

Shifra’s Calling

Ten years ago I got that call. My dear friend called to tell me she was pregnant. I wish my ...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter to His Daughter

No matter how much money each of us donated yesterday on what has come to be known as Giving Tuesday, ...

Mourning Our Loss and Making Space for Our Blessings

On Feb. 28, 2012, 5 Adar, my entire world changed. My first child was born. My center of gravity moved ...

Does the Valley of the Shadow Have a Statute of Limitations?

Birth and death are expected aspects of a congregational community’s life. The past few days, however, have weighed heavily on ...

Primordial Slush

Several years ago at a writing conference, I was listening to a panel of agents and editors talk about how ...