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Bnei Brak Couple Has a Boy After 46 Years of Marriage

There is great joy for a Bnei Brak family that had a boy today after 46 years of marriage. Shmuel Shachar, 67, and his wife Chaya Shachar, 65, had a baby boy after over four and a half decades of being together without children.

From the Jerusalem Post:

Chaya Shahar, a 65-year-old ultra-Orthodox, hassidic woman from Bnai Brak who has been unable to have a baby during her 46-year marriage to her 67-year-old husband Shmuel, gave birth on Monday to a healthy baby boy by cesarean section at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba.

It made her the oldest woman in Israel to give birth—not far behind the wold’s record holder—Spain’s Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, who was 66 years and 358 days old when she gave birth to twins.

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14 Comments

    • 3. Milhouse wrote:

      Babies come from Hashem, and no matter what you do, without Him there will never be a baby.

    • 4. @Milhouse wrote:

      If even ones that are created in a lab. Sounds like man’s work. If that is the case maybe they can find a way to revive the dinosaurs.

    • 5. Milhouse wrote:

      You sound like the farmer who thought that he created his crops, not Hashem. Only Hashem can make something grow, whether it’s a plant or a baby.

    • 6. @Milhouse wrote:

      You didn’t respond to any of my points.

      Deflecting as usual.

  • 7. Andrea Schonberger wrote:

    Oh my goodness! What were the couple thinking of? Not everyone is meant to be a parent. Hashem has another purpose for childless couples and all they need is to find out what it is. I suggest they take a leaf from the Rebbe and his wife’s book–they had no children and look at the beautiful life they had and an inspiration to the entire world.

    • 10. COMPLETELY WRONG!! wrote:

      COMPLETELY WRONG!! THE REBBE SPOKE HIS HEART OUT ON THE BEAUTY AND IMPORTANCE TO THE WORLD OF FAMILIES HAVING AS MANY OF THEIR OWN BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN AS POSSIBLE ND TO TRY EVERYTHING HALACHICALLY POSSIBLE -“THE HIDDEN THINGS ARE HASHEM’S…” THE RESULTS ARE IN HASHEM’S HANDS. YOUR TWISTED COMMENTS MAKE ME DISGUSTED.

  • 12. Andrea Schonberger wrote:

    Dear #4, How can you call me an idiot? My husband and I are childless after 32 years of marriage and believe me we had to work hard to find meaning and purpose in our marriage. OK so we had no children–a disappointment but not the end of the world and it didn’t render our marriage as a dead end with no hope for happiness. We have a beautiful life and hope to have many more happy years. Life doesn’t always work out as we plan and sometimes we have to let go of the dream and get on with living.

    • 13. Milhouse wrote:

      Yes, sometimes life doesn’t work out, and you have to accept that Hashem knows best; but for these people it finally did work out, so why are you not happy for them?

  • 14. Andrea Schonberger wrote:

    Dear #10, Yes the Rebbe did speak of the importance of families having children but how long is one supposed to try? Until all the love is sucked out of your marriage because every effort is concentrated on a pregnancy that may or may not happen? I have known a few couples in which the marriage ended because of this. Since everything is in Hashem’s hands doesn’t it make sense that Hashem meant for me not to have children? Who am I to question His ways?
    And to Dear #13, Yes I am happy for them but I wonder if they paid too high an emotional price.

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