by Gila Berkowitz

The Sages Say… “A Hollowed-Out Etrog a Sheep Gut Lubricated with Honey, Plenty of Sex…”

AT first glance it seems odd that Judaism has no rituals for an occasion as momentous as birth. Traditionally, even birthdays are ignored. The omission is even more perplexing when we see what a mass of legal and medical literature is to be found in the Talmud and later traditional works on the subjects of conception, pregnancy, birth, lactation and childrearing.

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