Are Baby Showers a Jinx? Jews Often Debate the Question


It was not just about the presents. A baby shower would celebrate something I thought was out of my reach – parenthood. At 43, I was finally going to become a first-time mother. But I was also closer to my Jewish faith than in the past and knew Judaism frowned upon baby showers because of superstition passed down from one generation to the next. If parents-to-be celebrate prematurely, bad luck could follow. Oy. What a load to put on first-time parents.