Hayim Nahman Bialik, Yehoshua Hana Ravnitsky, (Ed.).
The Book of Legends: Sefer HaAggadah
. (Translated by William G. Braude).
A Weave of Women
. [The section in question, “The Birth” is reprinted in J. Mazow (Ed.) The Woman who lost her Names; Selected Writings by American Jewish Women].
Hayim Halevy Donin.
To be a Jew
Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust.
Encyclopedia Judaica. Assorted articles.
Laura Janner-Klausner. (Ed.). Neshama Hadasha (A New Life):
An Anthology of New Birth Celebrations from Kehilat Kol Haneshama.
[Excellent bilingual anthology of innovative ceremonies available from Kehilat Kol Haneshama, Asher St., Baka, Jerusalem, Israel.]
(story) in J. Blocker (Ed.) Israeli Stories.
David Novack. “Be fruitful and Multiply”: Issues relating to Birth in Judaism. [in Rela Geffen (Ed.).
Celebration and Renewal; Rites of Passages in Judaism
Debra Orenstein. (Ed.).
Lifecycles; Jewish Women on Life Passages and Personal Milestones
. [Section Welcoming Children into Name and Covenant].
Nessa Rapoport. The Woman who Lost her Names (Story) in J. Mazow (Ed.). The Woman who lost her Names;
Selected Writings by American Jewish Women
, or reprinted in T. Solotaroff, N. Rapoport (Eds.). The Schocken Book of Contemporary Jewish Fiction.
Sharon Strassfeld, Kathy Green (Ed.).
The Jewish Family Book
. [Section on Celebrating].
Sharon Strassfeld, Michael Strassfeld (Ed.).
The Second Jewish Catalogue
. [Section on the Life Cycle; In the Beginning].
The Cycle of Jewish Life
Zelda. Every Person has a Name (poem) in many anthologies, including
T. Carmi (Ed.).
The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse.
Zeved Bat-Simchat Bat
Initial concepts, with links
A little detail
Short, traditional, a little content
Idea for Simchat Bat Certificates:
Short, relates to naming