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Tovi's first encounter with motherhood was not the rosy experience so many women anticipate. Her visceral, wrenching account of her struggle against a dark shadow she couldn't name might seem alien or even distasteful to some readers, and is certainly not in alignment with the Torah's view of parenting. Some might find her feelings all too familiar. Even if her story seems very distant from your own experience, this compelling read will open a window into the struggle endured by your sister, or neighbor.
Many women suffer through the trial of childlessness. But few have succeeded in rising above their trial to the level where they can help another woman give birth. Yet that’s just what Adina Abrams did.
It’s said that Rebbe Nachman of Breslov recommended that one of the things a kallah should daven for under the chuppah is good help. It isn’t easy finding the perfect nanny whom you can trust to safely and lovingly be there for your children when you can’t be, and whom your kids will love. The secret to nanny heaven seems to reside largely in a genuine feeling of connection between babysitter and child and finds the children adorable. And to get that, we need to daven.
It’s a length of cloth, decorated and personalized. It accompanies a yekkishe boy from his bris to his first visit to shul to his chuppah. The fascinating minhag of wimpels.