After a first marriage failed our author found the partner of her dreams, she felt he was her true bashert, but he wasn’t Jewish. When they married she desperately desired a child with her new love. She finally became pregnant at age 40, and as a parenting columnist immediately began writing about the joys of pregnancy at 40 only to learn the baby was sick. At 20 weeks her son’s heart stopped beating and he died. This book explores community response to this complicated pregnancy and asks communities to address the silence that surrounds miscarriage in a faith so adept at mourning. With 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage, through story and ritual we can help our communities heal. This is a love story that expands beyond love of partner, to love of child and love from community.
Peanut’s Legacy: A Story of Joy, Heartbreak and Healing
- From the Publisher
March 29, 2018
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