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Thinking about Passover and the death of the firstborn, praying to conceive. 

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To be used when someone stops taking birth control, and begins to look toward becoming a parent

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Prayer for those who want to become parents

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A reading for a baby naming on Hanukkah

Nes Gadol Haya Sham: A Great Miracle Happened There

Just as God hear the prayers of our matriarchs, so too may God hear our prayers

family at sunset silhouetted on the beach

A fanciful account, based on the Zohar, a mystical text, describing a baby’s life in the womb, during which time, a candle burns over the baby’s head enabling her to see from one end of the universe to the other and the angels teach her all of Torah.

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It is customary for pregnant women and women seeking to become pregnant to offer prayers to Rachel, Judaism’s mater dolorosa. Specifically, women visit Rachel’s tomb in Bethlehem, wrap a red cord around the tomb, then cut it into smaller pieces which they tie around their own wrists. This ritual for a pregnant woman is based on this custom.

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A form of this touching prayer in modern English

woman nursing baby

A prayer that may be said before a medical exam for those undergoing fertility treatment/counseling

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