Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends

Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends

Anita Diamant


"As a rabbi and a convert, I take pleasure in this ebook deeply for its sensitivity to the advanced emotions of these who're exploring paths to changing into Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. i'll supply it to each interfaith couple, and suggest that they offer it to their mom and dad. it truly is terrific! "
--Rachel Cowan, co-author of combined Blessings

In an identical an expert, reassuring, and respectful sort that has made her probably the most renowned writers of courses to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant offers suggestion and data which could rework the act of conversion into a rare trip of self-discovery and non secular growth.

Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates the entire questions, doubts, and issues, presents a entire rationalization of the principles and rituals of conversion, and provides sensible counsel towards making a Jewish identity.

Here you'll tips on how to pick out a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew identify; how one can deal with the trouble of placing apart Christmas; what occurs on the mikvah (the ritual bathtub) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for these already circumcised); how to define your footing in a brand new non secular family members that isn't continuously prepared to obtain you; and the way to not lose your bonds for your kinfolk of origin.

Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, deciding on a Jewish lifestyles presents every thing essential to make conversion a pleased and spiritually significant experience.

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