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What does religious doctrine say about Daycare? p1


Judaism and Daycare
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Daycare was rare in Biblical Times:
  • An Orthodox Jewish new mother notes, "The only model for 'daycare' in the Torah* that I could think of was that of Yocheved (Jochebed) when she sends Moshe (Moses) away -- only because his life was in danger -- and even then aDaycare or Childcare in Judaism, Jewish Daycare or Childcares the Midrash** tells us, she made it a point to remain his primary caregiver.
    *Torah = The first 5 books of the Jewish Bible (see Exodus II v. 1-9 for the story of Moses' childhood).
    **Here she is referring to the Midrash Rabbah - The great commentaries on sections of the Bible compiled in the 11th and 12th century.  
    -- From the Nishmat Women's Online Information Center, 23 Sept 04

Impracticality of Daycare in Biblical and Early Post-Biblical Times:
The breastfeeding arrangements described below effectively precluded daycare by strangers!

  • (In the Babylonian Talmud* compiled in the 3rd - 5th century CE) the mother is enjoined to breastfeed her children during the first 24 months (Kethuboth 60b; Yebamoth 43a)
    *Talmud = The authoritative body of Jewish tradition consisting of the Mishna and Gemara
    -- From "Children" Page 427, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1971

  • ...the Hebrew mother of old carried the baby either in a bag or on the mother's back.  When the child grew older and stronger, it was swung on her shoulder and there rode astride, clutching the mother's head (compare Isaiah 49:22).  The child was not weaned until very late (three years, according to II Maccabbees 7:27), so that this absolute dependence and continuous company would result in an extraordinary attachment and devotion of the children to their mothers.
    -- From "CHILD CARE" Page 149, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Volume 3, 1948 


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