New Jewish Baby Book (2nd Edition): Names, Ceremonies & Customs--A Guide for Today's Families (Edition, New)
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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About the Author
Anita Diamant is the author of The Red Tent, a word-of-mouth bestseller and the Booksense Best Fiction selection. She is also the author of the novels Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown and Day After Night, a collection of essays, Pitching My Tent, as well as six books about contemporary Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding and Choosing a Jewish Life: A Guidebook for People Converting to Judaism. Diamant grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and Denver, Colorado. She has a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband.