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Safeguarding Mother, Baby and Doctor

19 Kislev, 5747 • December 21, 1986

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Safeguarding Mother, Baby and Doctor: 19 Kislev, 5747 • December 21, 1986

According to Jewish custom, the Shir Hama’alot psalm is posted beside a newborn baby’s crib. This was commonplace when Jewish women gave birth in the atmosphere of their own homes. Nowadays, when most children are born in hospitals, it is vital to encourage Jewish mothers everywhere to have this Psalm in the delivery room and to post it in the room where the baby stays afterwards. This will help ease the birth process, strengthen the baby, and prepare the baby for a life of holiness.
Birth, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Safeguarding Mother, Baby and Doctor
19 Kislev, 5747 • December 21, 1986
Disc 8, Program 30

Event Date: 19 Kislev 5747 - December 21, 1986

According to Jewish custom, the Shir Hama’alot psalm is posted beside a newborn baby’s crib. This was commonplace when Jewish women gave birth in the atmosphere of their own homes.

Nowadays, when most children are born in hospitals, it is vital to encourage Jewish mothers everywhere to have this Psalm in the delivery room and to post it in the room where the baby stays afterwards. This will help ease the birth process, strengthen the baby, and prepare the baby for a life of holiness.

When this custom is explained, even a non-Jewish doctor will medically advise it. The mother’s peace of mind directly affects her own health and that of the baby. It will thus be important to the physician and to her husband, as well.

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