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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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Author: Anita DiamantBrand: Schocken Books IncColor: WhiteEdition: 1st Pbk. EdBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 320Release Date: 01-02-1998Details: Product Description Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Here you will learn how...

Author: Anita Diamant

Brand: Schocken Books Inc

Color: White

Edition: 1st Pbk. Ed

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 01-02-1998

Details: Product Description Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. 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 (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. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion. From the Inside Flap convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. 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 (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. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion. From the Back Cover Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. 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 (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. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion. About the Author Anita Diamant is the author of six books about Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and Saying Kaddish. She is also the author of three novels, including The Red Tent. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Package Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.0 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

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