Should Jews host ‚gender reveal‘ parties?

13.02.2013                      03.Adar. 5773


Should Jews host 'gender reveal' parties?

With all the secrecy surrounding Jewish pregnancies, I was surprised to discover just how many people had heard of the phenomenon of gathering with friends to disclose the pre-born baby’s sex.

The first thing I thought when I learned that gender reveal parties exist was, “Oh, Jews do NOT do that.” My reaction was based on the fact that every pregnant Jewish woman I have ever known has delayed announcing her pregnancy until she’s past her first trimester (at the very least)….