Make Your Own Jewish Wedding: How to Create a Ritual That Expresses Your True Selves

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Planning your Jewish wedding? Here is your wise, warm, practical, and invaluable guide to all the personal choices that will express you and your partner’s unique qualities and deepest feelings about this wonderful celebration. Most importantly, through tips and stories, this guide to modern Jewish weddings helps you to incorporate your heritage and evaluate your priorities while preserving the essential meaning and integrity of the event for you as a couple.

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Overview

Planning your Jewish wedding? Here is your wise, warm, practical, and invaluable guide to all the personal choices that will express you and your partner’s unique qualities and deepest feelings about this wonderful celebration. Most importantly, through tips and stories, this guide to modern Jewish weddings helps you to incorporate your heritage and evaluate your priorities while preserving the essential meaning and integrity of the event for you as a couple.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787970796
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Make Your Own... Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Ana Schwartzman contributes to food, travel, and cross-cultural publications and researches and writes about Jewish food in a historical and social context.

Zoë Francesca wrote the text to the book The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries and was a contributor to No Such Things: Writings by Jewish Women from Mixed Families.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
1 Looking at Yourselves: Personal Backgrounds, Experiences, and Politics 1
2 Learning the Basics: Elements of a Jewish Wedding 9
3 Reflecting on Tradition: Jewish Diversity 23
4 Expressing Yourselves: How to Celebrate Your Uniqueness 39
5 Planning the Engagement: Prenuptial Preparation and Ritual 67
6 Creating Your Wedding Day: Choices That Reflect Who You Are 89
7 Enjoying the Festivities: Your Reception and Beyond 117
Glossary 135
References 145
Resources 149
Selected Blessings and Prayers 159
The Authors 167
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2004

    Finally: a wedding guide that combines smarts, practicality, and spiritual imagination!

    We just got our copy of 'Make Your Own Jewish Wedding'. It's great! The authors weave descriptions about Jewish customs and traditions with tip boxes, stories from real couples, and 'nuts-and-bolts' practical information. We have searched for a book that blends a contemporary sensibility with information about established Jewish wedding traditions. This book gives us that -- it definitely has a 'gets it' factor. The book draws from all walks of Jewish tradition while maintaining a sense of openess. One of us is of Spanish and Moroccan descent, so the mentions of Sephardic and Mizrachi Jewish tradition were especially interesting to us. The entire book is very helpful!

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