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On Separation and Community

Kohenet Yael explores Tazria (Childbirth)


Trust me, you’re going to want to take a few days just for yourselves on the other side of the birth,” the doula we were interviewing told us. My husband and I are expecting our first child in August, so we have been doing our best to prepare ourselves for something that ultimately cannot be prepared for. My first thought was that the doula didn’t get us at all: We are both community-minded people. Why would we want to separate ourselves? And then – I promise I didn’t plan this – I had to sit down to write this D’var Torah about Parashat Tazria...

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