Culinary Prayers — "Yehi Ratzon"

By Ruth Abusch-Magder
A women's tradition, followed largely in the Sephardic community, that provides a tasty counterpoint to the traditional male liturgy of the High Holidays. It also provides an opportunity for celebrating Jewish women's relationship to food as a historic source of creativity and spirituality.   more

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Celebrating Pregnancy

By Michelle Klein
Describes the customs of Sephardic Jews who celebrated a woman's first pregnancy by cutting the swaddling clothes at a festive gathering of women   more
Ritual Component

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