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The Baby shower is a modern concept, based on consumerism. Modern Era The modern baby shower started after WWII during the baby boom era and evolved with the consumer ideology of 1950s and 1960s. In other words, baby showers in the mid-twentieth century not only served an economic function by providing the mother-to-be and her home with material ...
To the best of my knowledge there is no known source that prohibits baby showers, however most Orthodox Jews generally do not have baby showers for fear of Ayin Hara - evil eye.
My understanding is that 30 days was considered a rule of thumb for whether we call this a healthy baby that could have lived, but then died; vs. a sign that this pregnancy was never truly viable. Traditionally (for instance Chochmas Adam 161:6), the understanding was that an "eight-month-gestation" baby was born with severe defects and thus never got ...
Here are some sources (they all deal with R' Moshe Feinstein's תשובה): http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/kitveyet/assia_english/halperin2-1.htm http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/kitveyet/assia_english/tendler-1.htm http://nleresources.com/kiruv-and-chinuch/nle-gemara/the-conjoined-twins-dilemma/ Rabbi Tendler's article also appears in his "Care of the Critically Ill" ...
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