New Jewish Wedding, Revised

New Jewish Wedding, Revised

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Reflecting the many changes in society and in wedding etiquette in the last decade, this new edition of the classic THE NEW JEWISH WEDDING contains more than 30 percent new material, including new illustrations, new translations of seven wedding blessings, and up-to-date advice on interfaith and same-sex ceremonies. Anita Diamant introduces the richness of the Jewish traditions of courtship and marriage with delightful examples from Biblical, Talmudic, and mystical texts and stories. Building on these foundations, she presents sensible, flexible guidelines for planning a wedding tailored to a couple's beliefs and tastes. She suggests ways of marking every stage of the romance with a blend of traditional texts and customs and explains how to find a rabbi, choose a caterer, organise the processional, and more. Samples of both traditional and creatively worded invitations and ketubot (marriage contracts) are provided, along with a selection of poems and prayers that can be incorporated into the marriage ceremony or read at the reception. The comprehensive resource section, substantially expanded for this edition, includes the many resources now available on the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Updated ed.
  • 30 b-w illustrations
  • 0743202554
  • 9780743202558
  • 201,590

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Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman Professor of Liturgy, Hebrew Union College and cofounder of Synagogue 2000 An extraordinary revision of an extraordinary book -- the first and still best guide to what every couple should think about in planning a Jewish wedding. 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 more

About Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is a prizewinning journalist whose work has appeared regularly in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting magazine. The author of three prior novels, including the international bestseller THE RED TENT, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. Visit her website at www.anitadiamant.comshow more

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 AppendicesNotesGlossaryIndexshow more

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