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Looking for a Solution to Jewish Continuity? Introducing: The BirthRATE Program

The Torah tells us to “be fruitful and multiply” – not so simple for those facing fertility challenges. What, asks Naomi Less, is the community’s responsibility in helping build Jewish families?

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Even the Year can get Pregnant—And I Can’t?!

By Uprooted At many points during my fertility journey I felt like everyone—and sometimes everything—around me was pregnant. I was the only exception. I went to synagogue, and all the women of child-bearing age seemed to be pregnant. I went

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Rachel & Leah: Two Sisters, Two Very Different Fertility Journeys

By Sharona Whisler The Torah and its stories are there for us to take lessons from and try to relate them to our lives. This isn’t so difficult for me when it comes to Vayeitzei (a section in Genesis). The Parsha

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Fertility Sensitivity Tips

By Ayala Gross
The Segula Fund
December 15, 2015

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Elul Reflections

By Cantor Hollis Schachner Each year I sit on the bima on Rosh HaShanah as the Torah and Haftarah are read and I fixate on the painful dramas played out by Sarah, Hagar and Abraham, Chanah, Peninah, and Elkanah. Each

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Tu B’Av: A Day of Love and Lifting Bans

By Becca Shimshak I learned about Tu B’Av only a few years ago from my co-founder Dalia Davis. Tu B’Av comes a few days after the mournful holiday of Tisha B’Av to offset the sadness our community has endured. Tu B’Av

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A New Month: A New Root is Planted

By Secondary Saga Mama In preparation for the month of Av: “The New Moon of (Menachem Av) will be on (Friday). May it come to us and to all Israel for good.”   This seemingly benign announcement that in the upcoming

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Welcome to Our Journey Journal

By Uprooted Team Why an Uprooted Blog? Uprooted seeks to create greater awareness about fertility challenges faced by many in the Jewish community. By sharing our stories, we give our community a window into our world and hope to guide

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Getting Rooted

By Becca Shimshak
Mayyim Hayyim Blog
March 4, 2015

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‘Do You Have Any Kids Yet?’ is a Question I Hope to Stop Hearing Soon

By Talia Liben Yarmush
Kveller
March 4, 2015

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