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Articles and Insights on Jewish Birthdays

Articles, questions and answers, essays, stories and more . . . All about the significance and power of the Jewish birthday

What Happened on Your Birthday?
You existed before you were born, and you're not going to be doing anything useful for a while; so what, exactly, are we celebrating?
Happy Birthday, Man
Is a birthday the day we were born, or the day we were created? Is there a difference between the two? Also, why celebrate a milestone which tells us that we have less time left to live and enjoy?!
Celebrating Birthdays
It is good to be thankful for what you have in life and what you have accomplished. But open your eyes to the larger picture. If we are to appreciate the fruits of life, we must first appreciate the tree that bears the fruit: birth itself.
Why Celebrate My Birthday?
Ask the Rabbi
My parents say that I was an "accident." Is there any meaning in celebrating the day that I wasn't really supposed to have been born on?
How Do Jews Celebrate Birthdays?
Is there a Jewish way for me to celebrate my birthday?
What is a Jewish Birthday
Far from considering it incidental, Jewish tradition regards one's Jewish birthday to be brimming with meaning and relevance
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