Item description for The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body & Mind During Pregnancy, Birth & the First Three Months by Sandy Falk, Daniel Judson & Stephen A. Rapp...
Overview In addition to information on medical issues, this book features ancient and modern prayers and rituals for each stage of pregnancy, as well as traditional Jewish wisdom on pregnancy.
A first-of-its-kind guide to nourishing your pregnancy with wisdom from Jewish tradition.
"B shah Tovah " You re pregnant With all the changes happening to your body right now, it would be easy to focus only on the physical aspects of this life-changing event. But pregnancy is also a spiritually meaningful period in life, a time to reflect and comfort the soul.
"The Jewish Pregnancy Book" is the first resource to nurture the body, mind and soul of the pregnant woman by combining up-to-date medical information with spiritual nourishment from Jewish tradition. For the soul Ancient and modern prayers and rituals for each stage of pregnancy, as well as traditional Jewish wisdom on pregnancy. For the body Pre-natal Aleph-Bet yoga, a unique blend of yoga and spirituality inspired by the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. For the mind Medical information on topics such as fetal development, pre-natal testing, and potential pregnancy problems, as well as discussions from a contemporary Jewish perspective on ethical issues such as selective reduction and home birth.
In clear, easy-to-follow, accessible language, this groundbreaking handbook guides you through the miraculous and challenging process of creation, engaging your whole being in a uniquely Jewish way.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body & Mind During Pregnancy, Birth & the First Three Months by Sandy Falk, Daniel Judson & Stephen A. Rapp has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 11/24/2003 page 61
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Studio: Jewish Lights Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 7.04" Height: 0.56" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN 1580231780 ISBN13 9781580231787
Availability 0 units.
More About Sandy Falk, Daniel Judson & Stephen A. Rapp
Dr. Sandy Falk, M.D., is a clinical instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body & Mind During Pregnancy, Birth & the First Three Months?
Very handy Nov 3, 2006
I am very glad I have this book. For some, the most important part will be to help find modern ways of celebrating their pregnancy within a Jewish context. For others, it's a way to link in with traditions that people hardly discuss or even know about anymore. A good book for an age in which we no longer have much folk wisdom passed down within families.
www.JewishPregnancy.org loves the Jewish Pregnancy Book Oct 19, 2004
I really love this book and have been recommending it to pregnant women I know! It is a beautiful book and a lot of fun to read- and a great companion for the pregnant Jewish woman in your life.
It is the first book to compile all the traditional Jewish sources on pregnancy- and they are presented in a fascinating, fun-to-read way that makes them really pertinent to your experience of pregnancy. It also meant a lot to me that the book addresses a lot of important yet rarely-discussed issues that pregnant women deal with from a Jewish perspective- providing very sensitive and insightful advice, for example, about prenatal testing, miscarriage, coping with finding out that you are pregnant with an abnormal fetus.
The book is written by a Reform rabbi and his ob/gyn wife- so it is possible that more traditional readers will be put off by the made up prayers, or other things written from a more liberal perspective. But even for these women, there is still a lot that is worthwhile in this wonderful book.
The only thing I did not like was that half the book was about yoga- and I personally did not find that useful. I wish that the first part was just twice as long!
chana weisberg- www.JewishPregnancy.org author of Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Pregnancy through Judaism
An Enriching Experience That Should Not Be Missed! Jan 28, 2004
Pregnancy is a special time, and this book helps to enrich the experience. Dr. Falk and Rabbi Judson have collaborated to create an extraordinary mix of insites into traditions that enhance the spirit, practical advice for difficult moral issues, and old fashioned common sense. I can't think of a more fitting gift from a husband for a wife, from a mother for a daughter, or from one friend to another. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to make a special time even more special.