Choosing a Jewish life : a handbook for people converting to Judaism and for their family and friends (eBook, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Choosing a Jewish life : a handbook for people converting to Judaism and for their family and friends

Author: Anita Diamant
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. 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 (the ritual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 96032991
(OCoLC)35269905
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Diamant
ISBN: 9780805212198 0805212191 1299094872 9781299094871
OCLC Number: 289054877
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 294 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The journey to Judaism. --
1. Making your way: New definitions --
Family matters. --
2. Preparation: Choosing your rabbi --
Study --
Am I ready? --
Choosing a Hebrew name --
3. Rituals and ceremonies: The covenant of circumcision --
Final exam : the Bet Din --
Mikvah : a river from Eden --
Conversion ceremonies --
Conversion of children. --
4. Celebrating conversion: Conversion celebrations --
Tzedakah --
Hiddur mitzvah : making it beautiful --
A word about weddings. --
5. Becoming Jewish: Creating a Jewish identity, living a Jewish life --
Your mitzvot --
Your Torah --
Community matters --
Your first year as a Jew --
Who needs to know? --
5. Your history : a short history of conversion to Judaism. --
Afterword: Kavod ha-ger : honoring the convert.
Other Titles: Handbook for people converting to Judaism and for their family and friends
Responsibility: Anita Diamant.

Abstract:

Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion, and offers practical guidance toward creating a Jewish identity. 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 (the 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.

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