The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body & Mind during Pregnancy, Birth & the First Three Months

The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body & Mind during Pregnancy, Birth & the First Three Months

by Sandy Falk, Daniel Judson, Sandy Frank
     
 

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A first-of-its-kind guide to nourishing your pregnancy with wisdom from Jewish tradition.

B'shah Tovah! You’re pregnant! With all the changes happening to your body right now, it would be easy to focus only on the physical aspects of this life-changing event. But pregnancy is also a spiritually meaningful period in life, a time to reflect

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A first-of-its-kind guide to nourishing your pregnancy with wisdom from Jewish tradition.

B'shah Tovah! You’re pregnant! With all the changes happening to your body right now, it would be easy to focus only on the physical aspects of this life-changing event. But pregnancy is also a spiritually meaningful period in life, a time to reflect and comfort the soul.

The Jewish Pregnancy Book is the first resource to nurture the body, mind and soul of the pregnant woman by combining up-to-date medical information with spiritual nourishment from Jewish tradition.

  • For the soul—Ancient and modern prayers and rituals for each stage of pregnancy, as well as traditional Jewish wisdom on pregnancy.
  • For the body—Pre-natal Aleph-Bet yoga, a unique blend of yoga and spirituality inspired by the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  • For the mind—Medical information on topics such as fetal development, pre-natal testing and potential pregnancy problems, as well as discussions from a contemporary Jewish perspective on ethical issues such as selective reduction and home birth.

In clear, easy-to-follow, accessible language, this groundbreaking handbook guides you through the miraculous and challenging process of creation, engaging your whole being in a uniquely Jewish way.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A superb contribution to the field of pregnancy, especially geared to the Jewish reader. I recommend it highly for its completeness. The material on pre-natal diagnosis is potentially very important to Ashkenazi Jews. I also recommend this book because of the very well-chosen prayers."
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, author (with Jonathan Marks) of Heavenly Sex: Sex in the Jewish Tradition

“Informed by good science, Jewish insight and the wisdom of the body as expressed through yoga … a rich collection of information, inspiration and support for expectant parents.”
Anita Diamant, author of The New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies & Customs—A Guide for Today's Families and The New Jewish Wedding

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580231787
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
974,778
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Falk, MD, is a clinical instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Rabbi Daniel Judson, spiritual leader of Temple Beth David of the South Shore in Canton, Massachusetts, is coeditor of The Rituals and Practices of a Jewish Life: A Handbook for Personal Spiritual Renewal and coauthor of The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body and Mind during Pregnancy, Birth and the First Three Months (both Jewish Lights). He is a frequent guest speaker at both Jewish and Christian congregations.

Steven A. Rapp has been a yoga practitioner for over ten years and is a yoga teacher in Boston. He is author of Aleph-Bet Yoga: Embodying the Hebrew Letters for Physical and Spiritual Well-Being and coauthor of The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body and Mind During Pregnancy, Birth and the First Three Months. He also teaches religious school at Temple Beth David in Canton, Massachusetts, and offers personal instruction to those seeking to link traditional yoga practice and Judaism. He lives with his wife and three children in Randolph, Massachusetts.

Steven A. Rapp is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Jewish Approach to Yoga

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