This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.
– A Non-Jewish Surrogate Gave Birth to My Son, And Then We Held a Conversion Ceremony. Alissa’s son was born through a non-Jewish surrogate, and since the halakhic laws go back and forth on whether that he means he’s Jewish, Alissa decided to make it official through conversion when he was 4.
– I Need to Stop Yelling at My Kids. Growing up, Yael felt terrible when her mother yelled at her, and she swore she’d never do that to her own kids. But lo and behold, she finds herself yelling quite often, and for the coming year, pledges to stop.
– I Was a Breastfeeding Snob… Until I Had Twins. Racheli couldn’t understand why any mother who was physically able to breastfeed would choose not to. Then she had twins, and realized that breastfeeding is not always for everyone, and there’s no point in judging other mother’s for their choices.
– Jewish Divorce: Getting a Get With Mayim Bialik. As she navigates through her own divorce, Mayim shares some of the Jewish aspects, like getting a get, the legal Jewish way to break a marriage contract.