"I've never been religious, but during my pregnancy I had a lot of questions about Jewish traditions ... this book helped me make all the decisions."
Robin Wolaner, founder, Parenting magazine
"Lovely.... Does a wonderful job of explaining aspects of traditional Jewish lawmeaningful suggestions make tradition relevant to contemporary situations."
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“Weaves together history, traditions, laws and practices, rituals and prayers to form a beautiful tapestry.... A wonderful resource.”
Rabbi Joy Levitt (Reconstructionist), associate executive director of programming at the Manhattan JCC
“A book that all Jewish parentsno matter how religiouswill find fascinating as well as useful. It is a perfect shower or new baby gift.”
Pamela Abrams, executive editor, Parents magazine
“Skillfully teaches how traditional Jewish ritual enhances life’s most sacred moments and stimulates thinking about developing new practices that acknowledge the changing nature of the Jewish family and demonstrate sensitivity to issues of gender and adoption.”
Rabbi William H. Lebeau (Conservative), vice chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
“Gives all of usexperts and novices alikethe ability and confidence to begin our Jewish child rearing on a profound and sacred plane.”