This article suggests that making challah can be a therapeutic, healing ritual for women suffering from miscarriages and infertility. Rabbi Jodie Gordon, a feminist, Reform rabbi and educator, shares her own personal story and then outlines how to conduct this ritual for an individual or a group, including guiding questions and relevant biblical stories. The ceremony finishes with the English and transliterated text of the HaMotzi blessing. Although obviously most relevant for women who have recently had a miscarriage, this article includes insights that can help community members and leaders be sensitive to women in this situation. This source is from Ritualwell.org, a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College that provides a platform for creating new Jewish practices and observances.
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