Lailah, also known as Laylah, Layla, Leliel or Laila, is the Jewish Angel of conception along with pregnancy, childbirth and the night. She was the angel who was appointed to Abraham and is one of the angels to deal with the commander Sisera.
According to the book "Before You Were Born," she was the angel that brings souls and the seed together and then sees to it that the seed is planted in the womb. In doing so, Lailah serves as a midwife of souls. While the infants grow in the womb, Lailah places a lit candle at the head of the unborn infant, so they can see from one end of the world to the other. She also teaches the unborn child the entire Torah, as well the history of her soul. Then, when the time comes for the child to be born, the angel extinguishes the light in the womb and brings the child into the world. And the instant the child emerges, the angel lightly strikes its finger on the child's lip, as if to say "Shh" and this causes the child to forget everything learned in the womb. It's implied that the knowledge is still there, but merely forgotten.
Lilith is often compared to Lailah as an evil opposite, seeking to kill newborn children while Lailah seeks to protect them. Both are also related to the night. She usually is ranked as a Dominion or Seraph.
"An angel in Judeo-Christian lore that presides over conception. She is the intermediary between pregnant women and God. When a woman conceives a child, the seed is given to God, who then decides the child's sex, appearance, and destiny. After such things are decided, a new soul is placed into the woman's womb."
"An angel in Judeo-Christian lore that presides over conception. She is the intermediary between pregnant women and God. When a woman conceives a child, the seed is given to God, who then decides the child's sex, appearance, and destiny. After such things are decided, a new soul is placed in the woman's womb."
Laillah's design is symbolic of two of her attributes: The test tube in her hands represents artificial insemination because of the common slang of "test tube baby." Her dark apparel (long gown, mask and hat) indicates night activities.