red thread

Blessing for a Mother-to-Be

By Rabbi Shohama Wiener
A prayer to be said by a group of friends or family for a woman close to giving birth using the symbolic red thread from Rachel's Tomb. A Ceremony for a Baby Shower.   more
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M'ugelet

By Rabbi Jane Litman
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.   more
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