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Parents want to provide their children with that what the parents grew up without. Perhaps a greater accomplishment would be to provide their children with that what the parent took for granted...
Euthanasia makes sense. The animal kingdom, Greek culture and Darwinism all lend their credence. The only one withholding credence is a pesky verse in our Parshah...
"How Many Children Are You Going to Have?"
The profound blessings of large families. I recently participated in a phone conference connecting 29 people from Israel, Ukraine, France, Alaska, Texas, New York and Solon, Ohio, all the children or children-in-law of a single woman -- my mother.
“I have a friend called Sarah,” said the woman on the other end of the line. “She’s pregnant and says she can’t afford another child, so she decided to have an abortion . . .”
Torah’s first commandment is: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and conquer it.” This is not just a physical command, but a spiritual one: When it comes to building a family, one must conquer all the concerns that stem from the ‘earth’ — from worl...
The Talmud teaches that there are three partners in the creation of a child; the father, the mother, and G-d Himself. And while G-d entrusts the parents with the ability to make a very special contribution, He never removes Himself from the equation.
The very first command of the Torah is: “Be fruitful and multiply.” Rashi explains: You might think that having one child is already being “fruitful,” so Torah adds “and multiply.” And to remove all doubt, the verse continues, “fill the earth and conquer ...
Meet Nechama Dina, a devoted mother, communal figure and unapologetic champion of big families, who shares her easy-to-implement parenting tricks that are good for one kid or eleven. Hear her unique perspective on tantrums, over-population, giving attenti...
What drives these parents to have large families? A love for kids? Determination to rebuild post-Holocaust? Some innate affection for Honda and Toyota minivans?
Each child has opened my heart wider, not only to that child but to the others as well. Each child makes me a better parent to all of our children.
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