Why are some couples childless while others are blessed with children? What can a childless couple do to merit children? What is the Torah perspective on childlessness?
These questions are not new; they date back to the time of our forefathers. Our Sages and later Rabbinic sources discuss these painful issues, providing insight, guidance, and practical advice. Rabbi Yaakov Hillel, Rosh Yeshivah of Ahavat Shalom in Jerusalem and the author of many works in Halachah and Kabbalah, presents and explains the teachings of our Sages and great Torah authorities, along with Halachic guidelines relevant to the childless. He brings these couples hope and encouragement, while helping them come to grips with the possibility that the prayers of some may remain unanswered. A comprehensive anthology of prayers and Torah verses is included for the benefit of both childless and expectant couples.
About the Author
The Gaon and Kabbalist Rabbi Yaakov Hillel, shlita, great-grandson of Hacham Moshe Hillel, who served as Av Beit Din and chief Rabbi of Baghdad in the time of the Ben Ish Hai, is one of the outstanding Sephardic rasei yeshivot today. He is the author of many books on Halachah and Kabbalah, and rabbis and laymen throughout the world turn to him for advice and instruction. He stands at the helm of the highly acclaimed institutions of Ahavat Shalom, which he founded in Jerusalem in 5732 (1972).
Ahavat Shalom is one of the world's largest midrashim and it includes an exclusive branch for the training of rabbinical judges and a select group of scholars engaged in the study of Kabbalah. The Rabbinical Court of Ahavat Shalom sits in judgment every day to resolve litigation in monetary matters. Its publishing house has, to date, printed 355 rare and valuable manuscripts of Sephardic sages.