A spiritual companion for those grieving infertility, pregnancy loss, or
stillbirth, bringing solace from Jewish tradition.
“This book begins where the others leave off. While the doctors do what they must do, when it is time for us to wait, or hope, or cry, or sleep, or pray, it is time for this book. The passages found within are drawn from the rich pool of spiritual responses that Judaism possesses. They reach out to us and embolden us to join our voices to the ancient prayers designed to get us through the night.”
—from the Introduction
Enables those frustrated and pained in their attempts at parenthood to mourn the loss of a pregnancy or infertility through the prayers, rituals, and meditations of the Jewish tradition.
This new edition—updated and expanded—includes guided questions and pages on which to add personal reflections of your own emotions and experiences along the path toward parenting.
“Gathers together an array of sources that provide wisdom, comfort, and hope at times of great fear, sorrow, and pain. . . . An exquisite resource for building spiritual strength.”
—Rabbi Nancy Flam, director, Institute for Jewish Spirituality
“Until now, Jewish liturgy offered no words to heal the pain of pregnancy loss and infertility. This book guides couples on their search for hope.”
—L. Pat Robinson, M.D., obstetrician, gynecologist, mohelet, and geneticist
“To those who have struggled with issues of infertility and with the ardent desire for children . . . this book offers guidance and consolation in the form of prayer, poetry, and reflections which will enrich the lives of any seeking soul, and will offer comfort to those in pain.”
—Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
“A compassionate and action-oriented spiritual resource to share with those who come for help at one of life’s most common yet most invisible passages.”
—Anne Brener, L.C.S.W., author, Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for
Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing