New Jewish Baby Book: Names, Ceremonies & Customs-A Guide for Today's Families

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The practical, inspiring guide for all Jewish people expecting a baby.
Expanded, updated, and revised.

A complete resource to the traditions and rituals for welcoming a new child to the world and into the Jewish community, and for commemorating this joyous event in family life—whatever your family constellation.

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The New Jewish Baby Book, 2nd Edition: Names, Ceremonies and Customs - A Guide for Today's Families

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Overview

The practical, inspiring guide for all Jewish people expecting a baby.
Expanded, updated, and revised.

A complete resource to the traditions and rituals for welcoming a new child to the world and into the Jewish community, and for commemorating this joyous event in family life—whatever your family constellation.

  • Provides ceremonies you can copy for handouts so that guests are an even greater part of the experience.
  • Special section for interfaith families helps make the celebrations inclusive, comfortable, and joyous for all.
  • Ceremonies for girls, as well as for boys.

"Drawn from the wealth of mythic, historic, religious, culinary, and literary traditions that surround the arrival of a new Jewish baby, and informed by contemporary insight and practice, The New Jewish Baby Book describes the many ways that new parents can celebrate the arrival of a child, the newest member of your extended families, and a unique and precious chapter in the on-going saga of the Jewish people."
—from the Introduction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580232517
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: Updated and Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 277
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is author of The Red Tent; The New Jewish Wedding; Bible Baby Names: Spiritual Choices from Judeo-Christian Sources; and The New Jewish Baby Book(Jewish Lights), among other books. She is a founder of Mayyim Hayyim, Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula J. Brody Family Education Center in Newton, Massachusetts.

Biography

Anita Diamant is an award-winning journalist and the author of several bestselling novels (The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, Day After Night), a collection of essays (Pitching My Tent, and six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life.

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Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Anita Diamont:

"Modern dance concerts inspire me like little else. I'm amazed at the creativity and the range of the human imagination in the human body. Along a similar vein, I tend to prefer contemporary art museums and galleries for the visual/mental kick-in-the-pants. I don't go in expecting to like everything I see; I'm just... looking!"

"I unwind by walking on the beach. Sky, sea, sand, rocks, birds -- the great noisy emptiness. Nothing like it."

"I'd rather be home, or close to home. Traveling around the US or abroad is fascinating, but I lack the bug or gene that inspired people to visit the four corners of the globe. I'm not uncurious, honest. Maybe I'll grow into it..."

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    1. Hometown:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 27, 1951
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      M.A. in English, SUNY, Binghamton, NY, 1975; B.A. in Comparative Literature, Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO, 1973.
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