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

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

by Anita Diamant

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805210958
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Edition description: 1 PBK ED
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 218,561
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ANITA DIAMANT is the best-selling author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl, among many works of fiction and nonfiction on contemporary Jewish practices. Her nonfiction books include How to Raise a Jewish Child and Saying Kaddish. She is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim/Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center in Newton, Massachusetts.

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 27, 1951

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

M.A. in English, SUNY, Binghamton, NY, 1975; B.A. in Comparative Literature, Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO, 1973.

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Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Alexandra Kennedy More than 1 year ago
I love this book because not only does it explain the faith traditions of Judaism, it gives examples and ideas of how to integrate these traditions into one's life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to anyone considering converting to Judaism or anyone simply wanting to know more about Judaism.
RivkaTT More than 1 year ago
This was my travel guide through my own conversion experience. Ms. Diamant writes in detail about the bet din, choosing a Rabbi, mikvah, and brit milah. It is a beautiful book that also helped my family understand what I was going through. This is a must read for anyone thinking about conversion or anyone who loves a new Jew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was very informative on Reform Judaism, as the author is a Reform Jew. I passed it on to others in my family as an introduction to Judaism.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Informative, taking you through the steps leading up to converting to Judisiam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very helpful if you are just curious or sincere about converting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book, very informative.
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