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

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Jewish Lights Publishing
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6.2 X 0.82 X 9.0 inches | 0.96 pounds
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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 several 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.

"I've never been religious, but during my pregnancy I had a lot of questions about Jewish traditions ... this book helped me make all the decisions."
--Robin Wolaner, founder, Parenting magazine

"Lovely.... Does a wonderful job of explaining aspects of traditional Jewish law--meaningful suggestions make tradition relevant to contemporary situations."
--American Library Association's Booklist

"Weaves together history, traditions, laws and practices, rituals and prayers to form a beautiful tapestry.... A wonderful resource."
--Rabbi Joy Levitt (Reconstructionist), associate executive director of programming at the Manhattan JCC

"A book that all Jewish parents--no matter how religious--will find fascinating as well as useful. It is a perfect shower or new baby gift."
--Pamela Abrams, executive editor, Parents magazine

"Skillfully teaches how traditional Jewish ritual enhances life's most sacred moments and stimulates thinking about developing new practices that acknowledge the changing nature of the Jewish family and demonstrate sensitivity to issues of gender and adoption."
--Rabbi William H. Lebeau (Conservative), vice chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

"Gives all of us--experts and novices alike--the ability and confidence to begin our Jewish child rearing on a profound and sacred plane."
--Cantor Benjie Ellen Shiller (Reform), professor of cantorial arts, HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music