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No person has ever declared on his or her deathbed, "I wish I'd had fewer children"
Question: I recently found out I was about four weeks pregnant and I do not want to have another child. I am mentally, physically and emotionally worn out. I am choosing to end this early pregnancy because I am quite certain I do not want any more childre...
My wife and I have two children, an eight-year-old and a ten-year-old. My wife wants to have another child but I think we already have enough work and children - we do not have much time left to our day!
The inner meaning of pidyon haben
Who would ever even consider keeping the money instead of their precious child, G‑d forbid? But when you think about it, we can—often without even realizing it—sacrifice everything, even our child, for some silver . . .
Practical Parshah—Mikeitz
The Torah tells us that both of Joseph’s sons were born before the famine began in Egypt. What do the commentaries say we are supposed to learn from this?
Question: Both my wife and I agree that we would like to have a little girl. I have recently learned about "pre-implantation genetic diagnosis" or PGD, a procedure in which parents who are undergoing IVF can screen embryos for certain characteristics (suc...
The Arab birth rate continues to outstrip the Jewish rate--and the government continues to discourage large families. How are we ever going to ensure that this place remains the Jewish homeland?
My wife and I long ago decided against having children. We are happy with our lives and don't feel that we need the added burden of parenthood...
Chana Like many areas of Jewish Law, the answer would be: it depends on the circumstances. As a general rule, Torah advocates having children and having as many children as possible. Children are considered the greatest source of blessing and who doesn't ...
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