A Time to Be Born


A Time to Be Born

Customs and Folklore of Jewish Birth

Michele Klein

406 pages


October 1998


$29.95 Add to Cart

October 1998


$21.95 Add to Cart

About the Book

A National Jewish Book Award Winner

Psychologist and folklorist Michele Klein draws upon many rich sources—prayers, folktales, folk remedies, as well as biblical, rabbinical, and mystical literature—to explore childbirth from a specifically Jewish context.


"Childbirth has undergone a revolution, and Michele Klein's book gives historical depth the Jewish perspective of this revolution. It deserves a place on parents' bookshelves next to classics like . . . What to Expect When You're Expecting. Besides being extremely informative about the abundance of Jewish folklore surrounding childbirth, Klein's book addresses the emotional and spiritual issues involved in every aspect of birth."—Jerusalem Post

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