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Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends

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"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! "

--Rachel Cowan, co-author of Mixed Blessings

In the same knowledgeable, reassuring, and respectful style that has made her one of the most admired writers of guides to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity.

Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (the ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin.

Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, Choosing a Jewish Life provides everything necessary to make conversion a joyful and spiritually meaningful experience.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Anita Diamant's books include The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and The Red Tent, a novel. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

"As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! "

--Rachel Cowan, co-

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805241372
Subtitle:
A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends
Author:
Diamant, Anita
Author:
Anita Diamant
Author:
how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Proselytes and proselyting, jewish
Subject:
Proselytizing
Subject:
Jewish converts.
Subject:
Proselytizing -- Judaism.
Subject:
Religion-Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Judaism-Conversion and Intermarriage
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Judaism-Rituals and Practice
Edition Number:
1st. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 278-294.
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
2007
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
294

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Product details 294 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780805241372 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Anita Diamant's books include The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and The Red Tent, a novel. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , "As a rabbi and a convert, I appreciate this book deeply for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents. It is wonderful! "

--Rachel Cowan, co-

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