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The Definitive, Completely Up-to-Date Guide to Planning a Jewish Wedding Since its original publication in 1986, "The New Jewish Wedding" has become required reading, assigned to engaged couples by Conservative, Reform, and Reconstruc-tionist rabbis alike. In this new revision, Anita Diamant, one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life, continues to offer step-by-step guidance to planning the ceremony and the party that follows -- from hiring a rabbi and wording the invitation to organizing a processional and hiring a caterer. She also includes: A new chapter focusing on converts, non-Jews, and same-sex couples Essential Web sites All new art, with examples of ketubot, invitations, and other wedding paraphernalia New poems and new translations of the seven wedding blessings Complete, authoritative, and indispensable, "The New Jewish Wedding" is a must-have resource for anyone who wants a wedding that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 30 b-w illustrations
  • 0743202554
  • 9780743202558
  • 264,648

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Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson Dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. Diamant is a treasure. She has become teacher and sage to thousands. "The New Jewish Wedding" was great before -- now it is essential.

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Table of contents

ContentsPreface to the New EditionFrom the AuthorIntroductionPART ONE:MAKING THE TRADITION YOUR OWNDECISIONS, DECISIONSThe Tradition of MarriageModern LifeMaking Jewish Choices PART TWOWAYS AND MEANSPLANNING THE WEDDINGChoosing a RabbiWhen and WhereInvitations and Wedding BookletsWedding Clothes, Wedding RingsThe KetubahThe HuppahThe ProcessionalWitnessesA Jewish Checklist PLANNING THE PARTYFood and DrinkLaughter, Music, and DancePhotographers and FlowersA NOTE ON REMARRIAGEPART THREECELEBRATIONS AND RITUALSBEFORE THE WEDDINGTenaim: Celebrating EngagementCelebrating CommunitySpiritual PreparationThe Wedding Day UNDER THE HUPPAHBetrothal: The Ring CeremonyVoices of Joy and GladnessNuptials: The Seven Marriage BlessingsFinales BLESSINGS FOR THE SIMCHABefore the MealConcluding the FestivitiesBirkat Hamazon -- Blessings after the Meal PART FOURCREATING A JEWISH HOMELIVING AS BRIDE AND GROOMA Jewish HomeTay Sachs and Allied DiseasesDivorce AppendicesNotesGlossaryIndex

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