Infertility

Historically, Judaism has offered little for women and men suffering with the pain of infertility. Thankfully, over the last 25 years, Jewish women and men have transformed the canon of Jewish ritual. Jewish women have both created new rituals grounded in traditional practices and language and unearthed prayers and rituals from our past written by and for women, responding to their lives and needs. Jewish men have also given voice to their own struggles with infertility through the creation of new rituals and blessings that acknowledge their shared pain.
 

Latest Rituals

This is a script for an imagined infertility support group for Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Hannah
Infertility Speaks: An Imagined Support Group for Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Hannah

“We pray that those yearning to conceive, carry, foster or adopt will lead to a joyful outcome”

Prayer for Those Yearning for a Child

“There is nothing mere about water”

Water: A Prayer/Mikveh Ritual for an IVF Miscarriage
“Blessed are You, Divine Presence, Healer of All Flesh and Maker of Miracles”
Prayer for Those Struggling to Conceive & Infertility

A prayer about infertility invoking the biblical Hannah

Hearing in our Hearts

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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A song on longing for a child

Daughter of Mine: A Song for Reconciling with Childlessness

What balm will ease my suffering?

My Depression

Traditional blessings for mikveh immersion

Traditional Mikveh Blessings

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