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Category Archives: Motherhood

The baby blanket


Some time ago we learned that a congregation in Jerusalem made blankets when a baby was born in the congregation. From that moment, about 5 years ago, we started to do this tradition in our congregation also with great joy. A blanket is made for every newborn baby. I have taken on this project to...
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Bonding between mother and child


I work as a nurse in a maternity ward in the hospital. It is a privilege for me to be frequently present at the very beginning of the birth of a human being. I already once wrote something about this special event. It is found on this website under: motherhood: the birth.   Now I...
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Savta in Jerusalem


  Becoming savta, grandmother for me was a very moving experience in the city that the Lord Himself calls His city. In this city the God of Israel, Adonai, has showed His Glory and lived in the midst of His beloved people Israel. The Jews in all times have longed so much to be in...
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The trip to shul


The trip to shul by Lilian van der Wel The car is totally packed. We have got three bags and a stuffed picnic-basket. The bigger children have also got their hand-luggage. In the back are the childrens’seats under which there are a lot of crumbs. You could clean them over three times and never eat...
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My baby


My baby by Lilian She is here in my arms. She fell asleep at my breast. Now she is nicely dreaming with her little mouth half open and her little nose pressed against my breast. She is with us already a couple of months. She is so sweet, so beautiful, so peaceful and relaxed. The...
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Giving Birth


  “I am doing something new; it’s springing up – can’t you see it?” (Isaiah 43:19) In September’s edition of Melach HaArets I read the commentary to the Parashat HaShavu’a (Torah portion of the week) of  September 12th. Reading the sentence: “ It seems as if the Eternal One, everytime when He gives the people...
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The births of my children


  Reading the other contributions to this magazine about pregnancy and birth, stirred me to write something down about three births I went through very consciously: those of my three children, now 9, 7 and 5 years old. I think a woman when she goes into labour, is at her strongest and at her weakest...
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Autism


Autism by LilianHe turns his face away after I asked my question. How was music therapy, he has to think about it. His little head shakes a bit and he rolls a little with his eyes. Then he answers. All in all it takes a few minutes longer than you may expect from someone without...
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Environmental awareness for baby


Environmental awareness for baby By Noa Naor Greenlifebaby.net  is a website  that is a real eye-opener! Of course every mother wants the best for her baby. However, not everybody knows that making some nature environmental changes are better for both babies and creation. Greenlifebaby.net tells that simple changes have great effects on our health. One option could...
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Being barren


  When I found out that I would never be a mother it was a very sad experience. I had to deal with feelings of pain, shame and stress which was not easy at all. Feelings of jealousy towards mothers who became pregnant so easily had to be overcome. On top of that I had...
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