From Publishers Weekly
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"All the historical, spiritual and practical levels you need…. An excellent resource for those seeking creative yet traditional ways to include girls and women into the rich tapestry of Jewish lifecycle events."
―Rabbi Elyse Goldstein, author of ReVisions: Seeing Torah through a Feminist Lens and editor of The Women's Torah Commentaryand The Women's Haftarah Commentary
"A fine resource for clergy and parents alike. A rich selection of readings and blessings is complemented by an intriguing description of naming ceremonies in the Jewish tradition."
―Cantor Erica Jan Lippitz, Oheb Shalom Congregation, South Orange, New Jersey
“A comprehensive compendium.... With exquisite sensitivity to Jewish ethnic, religious and familial diversity, Nussbaum Cohen offers a great birth present for parents and girls and a must for every rabbi’s study, synagogue gift shop or day school library.”
―Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America
While the brit milah (circumcision) welcomes baby boys into the Jewish community, no similar standard celebration exists for baby girls. Cohen, a journalist, introduces and collects welcoming ceremonies that have been invented over the past 30 years, unearthed from Jewish communities around the world and adapted from other rituals. An array of prayers, readings, blessings, songs and rituals as well as several complete sample ceremonies, that concretize the child's entry into the community are included. Hebrew texts are accompanied by translations and transliterations.(Your Child Magazine 2006-04-01)