We know about the struggles our foremothers and forefathers had with infertility. Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Hannah’s experiences are detailed in the Bible. But not everyone’s story is a matter of public record.
We should not forget those who are enduring the same challenges today.
The Jewish community is a vibrant, flourishing and growing one. Throughout the year our traditions and holidays revolve around family and especially children. It is especially important that during these times we remember those struggling to grow families of their own.
Yesh Tikva’s “Fertility Prayer” is an opportunity to acknowledge their struggle and embrace these women and men, to show them they are not alone.
We suggest reciting this prayer after lighting candles before the Sabbath or holidays. But it can be said at any time and any occasion.
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