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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.
There's a great deal of speculation to this question, but here goes: Therapeutic genetic engineering is not necessarily a problem for Jews. Here's a note from the late Kabbalist and physicist Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan about genetic alteration: Jacob was able to direct spiritual energy and actually to change the genetic structure of the sheep (Bereshith Rabbah ...
I think traditionally there was concern that if a woman is nursing, getting pregnant again may dry up her milk supply (and therefore, before the age of infant formula, endanger the nursing baby). This way she's not stuck waiting to remarry out of concerns she may get pregnant again. If I'm not mistaken I'd read some scientific research fairly recently that ...
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