This week’s Jewish parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read.
– Another new rising trend: the birth photographer. While plenty of people are inviting professionals into the hospital to capture that memorable moment, others still are weary: “He doesn’t even want his picture taken now,” Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein said. “He’s not going to want one on the way out of my vagina.” (NYT)
– A freezer failure at the world’s largest brain bank has damaged nearly 150 brains, including one-third of those used in autism research. This mistake will most likely delay the progress in the field of research. (NYT)
– A mother of six and grandmother of 13 who lives most of the year in Toronto just received the Presidential Award of Distinction by Shimon Peres for secretly and discreetly using money to help Jews get out of Syria. (Jerusalem Post)