Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls Into the Covenant

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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6.02 X 0.79 X 9.02 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Debra Nussbaum Cohen is a mother and an award-winning journalist whose interest and specialty is writing on issues related to Jewish identity and spirituality. She currently writes for the New York Jewish Week. She has been the religion writer for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and has written for many publications including the Washington Post, New York magazine, the Village Voice, Moment, the Jerusalem Report, the Jerusalem Post, Sh'ma and Jewish Family & Life. Cohen lives in New York with her husband and three children.

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a parent, spiritual leader and storyteller, is the award-winning author of God's Paintbrush, In God's Name, God In Between and many other inspiring books for children of all faiths and backgrounds. The second woman to be ordained as a rabbi (1974) and the first rabbi to become a mother, she and her husband, Dennis, were the first rabbinical couple to jointly lead a congregation--Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. They have two children, David and Debora, and three grandchildren. Sasso, who holds a doctorate in ministry, is active in the interfaith community, and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of the religious imagination in children of all faiths.Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is available to speak on the following topics: Nurturing the Spiritual Imagination of ChildrenTell Me a Story: Reading the Bible and the Religious Imagination of ChildrenFilling in the Blanks: How Women Read the BibleWomen and Judaism: A Personal JourneyMidrash as a Tool for Spiritual Reflection

"All the historical, spiritual and practical levels you need.... An excellent resource for those seeking creative yet traditional ways to include girls and women into the rich tapestry of Jewish lifecycle events."
--Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, author of ReVisions: Seeing Torah through a Feminist Lens and editor of The Women's Torah Commentaryand The Women's Haftarah Commentary

"A fine resource for clergy and parents alike. A rich selection of readings and blessings is complemented by an intriguing description of naming ceremonies in the Jewish tradition."
--Cantor Erica Jan Lippitz, Oheb Shalom Congregation, South Orange, New Jersey

"A comprehensive compendium.... With exquisite sensitivity to Jewish ethnic, religious and familial diversity, Nussbaum Cohen offers a great birth present for parents and girls and a must for every rabbi's study, synagogue gift shop or day school library."
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America