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A Time to Be Born
Customs and Folklore of Jewish Birth

By Michele Klein PhD (author)

A National Jewish Book Award Winner

Psychologist and folklorist Michele Klein draws upon many rich sources--prayers, folktales, folk remedies, as well as biblical, rabbinical, and mystical literature--to explore childbirth from a specifically Jewish context.

"Childbirth has undergone a revolution, and Michele Klein's book gives historical depth the Jewish perspective of this revolution. It deserves a place on parents' bookshelves next to classics like...What to Expect When You're Expecting. Besides being extremely informative about the abundance of Jewish folklore surrounding childbirth, Klein's book addresses the emotional and spiritual issues involved in every aspect of birth."
- The Jerusalem Post

About Michele Klein PhD

Michele Klein has a Ph.D. in psychology and has been researching Jewish customs and folklore for many years. Her previous book with JPS, A Time to Be Born: Customs and Folklore of Jewish Birth, won a National Jewish Book Award.