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Jewish Baby Naming

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

Naming A Baby In Contemporary Jewish Life

Ron Kronish | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Naming a child in any religious tradition is a momentous occasion. In recent decades, in the Jewish tradition, one can combine traditional Jewish ceremonies and contemporary Jewish customs in a personal, familial and communal way which perpetuate the values and ideals which we cherish.

Balancing Jewish Birth Celebrations So They Include Baby Girls

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

For generations, the birth of a baby boy in Judaism was cause for great celebration. The birth of a baby girl often meant nothing more than a synagogue honor for the newborn's father while mother and baby were still in the hospital