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

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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 life whatever your family constellation.Provides ceremonies you can copy for handouts so that guests ar
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Paperback, 277 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Jewish Lights Publishing (first published 1988)
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Greg
Apr 22, 2010 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy reading Anita Diamant because of her perspective on the changing face of the Jewish culture. This was interesting for me to understand more deeply some of the practices I've experienced growing up and to learn about some I've never heard before. Nothing in here I plan to use (perhaps I would have had more luck with her updated edition as this one is from 1988!) but it nice, easy, enlightening read.
Hilary
An interestng guide, but I didn't find it nearly as thorough or helpful as The New Jewish Wedding, also by Anita Diamant. I was disappointed that there was very little information about Pidyon Habens. And a lot of information on things that could be useful to other people but didn't apply to us, like intermarried families and adoptions.
Heather Kleinman
Jul 14, 2007 Heather Kleinman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Jewish families about to have a baby
This book was recommended to me by our temple because it has excellent information for conducting a bris or baby naming ceremony. I appreciated the pages and pages of blessings, customs, and sample "programs" so you can see what a baby naming ceremony could be like.
Rebecca
Feb 21, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This has a very clear section of planning for a bris/simchat bat, which I found useful. There is also a nice short section on Jewish names - helpful if you're overwhelmed by the tomes with thousands and thousands of ridiculous names.
Jamie Schnell
not as much info as I hoped...
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Anita Diamant is the author of twelve books -- the newest being THE BOSTON GIRL.

Addie Baum is THE BOSTON GIRL, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to the wider world of the 1910s and ‘20s: short skirts, celebrity
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