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 lifewhatever 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
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||2nd Edition|
|Product dimensions:||2.36(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Anita Diamant is author of The Red Tent ; The New Jewish Wedding ; Bible Baby Names: Spiritual Choices from Judeo-Christian Sources; and The New Jewish Baby Book (Jewish Lights), among other books. She is a founder of Mayyim Hayyim, Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula J. Brody Family Education Center in Newton, 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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Chai LifeConceptionPregnancyBirth
Part 2: A Jewish NameNamingA Son! Boys' NamesA Daughter! Girls’ Names
Part 3: Brit CovenantCovenantsBrit Milah The Covenant of CircumcisionQuestions and AnswersHistoryTraditional InterpretationsPlanning a BrisLiturgy and RitualAdoption, Conversion, and Rituals for Already Circumcised SonsCaring for the Newly Circumcised BabyTwo Ceremonies for Brit MilahBrit Bat Welcoming Our DaughtersHistoryPlanning a Brit BatElements of a Brit Bat CeremonyFour Ceremonies for Brit BatHiddur Mitzvah Beautiful TouchesIdeas and Readings for Your Celebration
Part 4: Simcha JoySimcha Means "Party"AnnouncementsCelebrations and Customs
Part 5: The Changing Jewish FamilyInterfaith FamiliesAdoption
Part 6: The First YearWeaning
Appendix 1: What Non-Jews Should Know about Brit Milah the Covenant of CircumcisionAppendix 2: What Non-Jews Should Know about Brit Bat the Covenant for a DaughterResources for New ParentsNotesGlossaryDirectory of ArtistsIndex