Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls : the Torah's Covenant Affirmed. (eBook, 2014) []
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Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls : the Torah's Covenant Affirmed.

Jewish Ceremony for Newborn Girls : the Torah's Covenant Affirmed.

Author: Sharon R Siegel
Publisher: Brandeis, 2014.
Series: HBI series on Jewish women.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This engaging book offers the first in-depth analysis of the history, philosophy, and social trends that underpin modern welcoming ceremonies for newborn girls in the Jewish community. Sharon R. Siegel traces the arc of these ceremonies from their emergence in the 1970s until today. She also delves into the history of how Jewish girls have been named over the centuries and explores how this history can shape  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon R Siegel
ISBN: 1306225132 9781306225137 9781611684735 1611684730 9781611684179 161168417X 9781611684056 1611684056
OCLC Number: 866843765
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: I. Naming and welcoming. Traditional Ashkenazic naming practices for girls --
A first and only naming --
New modern practices for baby girls --
II. covenant. Women and covenant --
The conflation of covenant and circumcision --
A central covenantal ritual for girls --
Conveying the covenantal theme --
III. A tradition of customs. Ceremonies for newborn girls as developing customs --
An eighth-day ceremony for newborn Jewish girls.
Series Title: HBI series on Jewish women.


Formulates a framework for the development of Jewish rituals for newborn girls  Read more...


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