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THE FIRST LESSON from page 79

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Later, Chomsky began representing
LLL at the annual the Yeshivas
Darchei Torah Health Fair, and serv-
ing on the Area Council of LLL of
Michigan and with the International
Division. Today, she works with
Hebrew Free Loan and the Institute
for Retired Professionals, a program
of the Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan Detroit.
And while she is semi-retired from
LLL, she continues to help with
phone calls and works on special

Teaching Love

Marilyn Tokayer, a native of New
York who made aliyah 18 years ago,
is the author of Created in Wisdom:

The Symbiotic Relationship Between
Mother and Child: A Jewish
Perspective (Feldheim).
A longtime supporter of breast-
feeding, she is a leading spokesman
on the issue within the Orthodox
Jewish community.
Tokayer, the mother of seven chil-
dren, lived in a religious settlement
when she first came to Israel.
She quickly became despondent —
"it drove me crazy" is the way she
puts it — watching mothers who
were attuned to every last detail of
kashrut, or tzinut (modesty), but
who remained casual, at best, when
it came to the best way to care for
their infants.
For Tokayer, nursing is a very
Jewish issue.
"I felt so Jewish breastfeeding my
children and listening to their cues. I
just knew that this was the way God
created us to be," she says.
"I would say my morning prayers,
or read tehillim (psalms) while nurs-
ing, and felt that God was looking
down on me and 'getting nachas'
from His creations.
"I always felt that breastfeeding
kept me close to and in tune with
each baby's needs."
Breastfeeding came easy for her,
Tokayer says, but if she did
encounter slight problems she would
ask for help. It was never difficult to
"The advantages [of breastfeeding]
always outweighed the difficulties."

In addition to the fact that
Halachah directs Jewish women to
breastfeed, Tokayer notes that
according to Jewish law, a nursing
mom can relax when it comes to
keeping the house in order — and
her husband is directed to bring her
extra food during lactation.
"Jewish values teach us to begin
educating a child from the moment
that he or she is born," she says.
"The main thing to teach a child at
the most tender stage of his or her
life is love.
"That is what the Torah teaches
us: To love unconditionally our fel-
low, and certainly to love God. The
child will never learn to love if he
does not know what it means. And
he can never trust in God or people
if he does not experience a sense of
trust in his early life. He will never
feel secure or important in this
world if he has missed the opportu-
nity in his early years.
"Breastfeeding keeps mother so in
tune with her baby," she says. "It
keeps her wanting to be near and to
give and to care for her child. This is
the first lesson in life. This is the
first lesson in being a Jew." ❑

Looking For LLL?

For a list of La Leche League
groups in Michigan, visit LLL on
the Web: www.lalacheleague.ore

Meetings are free. You may join
LLL for a fee. At the LLL site
www.lalacheleague.org you'll also
find a listing of LLL groups around
the United States.
For information about LLL
around the world, including
English- and Hebrew-speaking
groups in Israel, go to
Meetings in Israel are held in
metro Jerusalem, metro Tel Aviv,
and in northern Israel.

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