Expecting Miracles
Finding Meaning & Spirituality
in Pregnancy Through Judaism

By Chana Weisberg
October 2004
Urim Publications
ISBN: 9657108519
359 pages, 7" x 9 "
$27.50 Hardcover


This is a collection of refreshingly honest and inspiring interviews with traditionally observant Jewish mothers about their diverse experiences of pregnancy and childbearing. It is about the ways in which mothers have managed to make these important stages in their lives into a time for personal growth, spirituality and real-life miracles. These wonderfully different, engaging and vibrant women, who represent a wide cross-section of the religious community, will quickly draw you in.

Their personal stories will energize you to approach your own pregnancy with new insights and understanding. Have you ever asked yourself what Judaism can teach you about pregnancy? Leading Jewish women scholars, including Rabbaniot Chana Henkin, Tziporah Heller and Emuna Witt offer illuminating ideas for making these nine months more meaningful. Shaarei Tsedek Medical Center's Bambi Chalkoski, Jerusalem's most senior midwife, and alternative birthing midwife Sarah Landau will leave you more confident and well-informed for your journey of bringing your new baby into the world. In addition, you will discover that Jewish mysticism holds a treasure-chest of practical ideas as well as kabbalistic breathing exercises to make your birth a more positive and spiritually-enhancing experience.

Judaism; Women's Health

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