red thread

Blessing for a Mother-to-Be

By Rabbi Shohama Wiener | Complete Ceremony
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]

Found In: Pregnancy

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M'ugelet

By Rabbi Jane Litman | Complete Ceremony
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]

Found In: Pregnancy

Tags: red thread