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

by Anita Diamant

Book, 1994



Call number

653 DIA


Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Pub., c1994.


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 are an even greater part of the experience. Special section for interfaith families helps make the celebrations inclusive, comfortable, and joyous for all. Ceremonies for girls, as well as for boys. "Drawn from the wealth of mythic, historic, religious, culinary, and literary traditions that surround the arrival of a new Jewish baby, and informed by contemporary insight and practice, The New Jewish Baby Book describes the many ways that new parents can celebrate the arrival of a child, the newest member of your extended families, and a unique and precious chapter in the on-going saga of the Jewish people." --from the Introduction… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member raizel
The book seems to have lots of useful information about Hebrew names and their spelling, baby-related rituals and celebrations for both the family and guests, and interfaith families.

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1879045281 / 9781879045286

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