Giving birth is one of life’s great privileges. It allows us to partner with the divine in the act of creation. Historically, Judaism provided scant opportunity to mark this occasion, especially for the arrival of a girl. Here, we offer prayers and rituals for celebrating this unique and wondrous experience.

Jewish Lifecycles Animated

By G-dcast
Ritualwell is excited to partner with G-dcast on their new Lifecycle Series: a collection of animated shorts and personal stories about milestones in the Jewish tradition. From giving birth, to...  more
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A Ceremony Is Born

by Rabbi Danielle Stillman
The women who attended my blessing circle couldn’t believe the news when they heard it. I daresay everyone felt like they had a little bit to do with it—I certainly think they did.   more
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Birkat ha-Gomel

Traditional prayer of thanks for a mother after delivering a child, or for one who has recently escaped danger or returned safely from a journey   more

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