One of the first babies of the year at Shaare Zedek Medical Center
One of the first babies of the year at Shaare Zedek Medical Center Spokesperson

133 babies were born over Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) in Shaare Zedek Medical Center and its Bikur Cholim campus.

The first baby born in the new year was born to parents Elisha and Shoshana Hagler of Jerusalem – they had a girl who weighs 3.3kg (7 pounds 4 ounces).

“We feel greatly honored to have opened the new year with a symbol of renewal, and we and our extended families are delighted with our first daughter,” the couple said. “We hope very much that next year we will celebrate her first birthday without coronavirus in the background.”

Rina Dvir and Efrat Herling, head midwives in the delivery room at Shaare Zedek, added: “This was a very fruitful festival here. Alongside all the efforts we make to ensure the health and safety of the mothers and their babies, it is important to us that we do our utmost to give every mother the feeling that she has all her needs met.”

“We are delighted to have played a part in so many emotional events over the past year, and we wish all the new parents health and nachas.”