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Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth.
Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion.
"As a rabbi and convert, I appreciate this book for its sensitivity to the complex feelings of those who are exploring paths to becoming Jewish. I will give it to every interfaith couple, and recommend that they give it to their parents."
--Rachel Cowan, Co-author of Mixed Blessings
--Dru Greenwood, Director, Commission on Reform Jewish Outreach, Union of American Hebrew Congregations
"Will deeply enrich the journey of anyone who is converting to Judaism."
--Rabbi David Woznica, Director, Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92nd Street Y
Incredible book. Very easy read and helpful for anyone converting to Judaism.Published 3 months ago by Shannon
Provided me with great insight. Loved the personal stories. Cannot wait to convert. Highly recommend this for those considering conversionPublished 5 months ago by Kw
Im in awe with this book! It is just inspiring me more and more to convert. Gives great advice and very good description of all the process.Published 8 months ago by jamile
is a good book but again like many is not quite the answer people need to know
in many ways this is a good book for the non Jew to read as it explains many things
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Very succinct and provided great explanations. There were things that I was not aware of. So this helps me to feel more comfortable in my conversion classes. it is an easy read.Published 11 months ago by LawyerLady