Is There a Biblical Sperm Donor in the Rosh Hashanah Haftorah?

Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?

Orthodox Women Turn to Other Orthodox Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Observant mothers-to-be hire doulas who share their religious practices and understand their specific needs

Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

My Jewish Child

My son, conceived with donated sperm, is Jewish—no matter what rabbis say

Pregnant Pause

Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law

Reconceived

In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate

Predictive Pastry

If Gender Cakes can reveal whether your child will be a boy or a girl—and, in a new trend, they can—just think of all the other life questions that can be answered by clever foodstuffs

Breeding Ground

In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art

Sabbath’s Daughter

A Saturday birth ensured it would be no day of rest

Uncertain Terms

The High Holidays make you focus on life’s vicissitudes

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