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Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends Paperback – 2 January 1998

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  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0805210954
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0805210958
  • Product Dimensions : 13.21 x 1.88 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : Schocken Books (2 January 1998)
  • Language: : English
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Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth.
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 (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. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion.

About the Author

ANITA DIAMANT is the best-selling author of The Red Tent and The Boston Girl, among many works of fiction and nonfiction on contemporary Jewish practices. Her nonfiction books include How to Raise a Jewish Child and Saying Kaddish. She is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim/Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center in Newton, Massachusetts.

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