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"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 Lawrence Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy, Hebrew Union College and cofounder of Synagogue 2000
"In a thoughtful and sensitive reworking of her wonderful guide to Jewish marriage, Anita Diamant shows us, once again, that her finger is firmly on the pulse of American Judaism in all its aspects. Inclusive, accessible, and enjoyable to read, Diamant's work now offers an expanded, updated treatment of the questions all Jews ask when they marry: from the rabbi to the reception to the reality of life afterwards. If you are a couple with wedding plans, the parent of a bride or groom, or simply a person interested in delving into the subtle beauty of our tradition, it is hard to imagine a better book than this to accompany you on your journey."--Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, New York
"I am very impressed by this book--by the air of openness and spirituality that pervades its pages. It's a 'how-to' book of the highest quality, for in essence it teaches us how to prepare for and experience the loveliness and sanctity of one of life's most glorious moments: the wedding."--Chaim Potok
"This is a special book, the product of excellent research, spiritual sensitivity, and the author's genuine empathy for the reader. It is complete, informative, and thoroughly enlightening. Instead of giving directions, it gently provides options. It makes me envy anyone who is planning a wedding. I wish it had existed when my wife and I were planning ours."--William Novak, coauthor of Iacocca
"This book glows with love of Judaism."--Susannah Heschel, editor of On Being a Jewish Feminist
The book is great and very easy to read.
I really found Diamant's book to be greatly inspiring and full of explainations on what parts are necessary in a jewish ceremony and what parts are customs and why.
My daughter lives and will be married 600 miles away, so when she told me that the rabbi wanted her and her fiance to read this book, I bought it, too.
Purchased for my daughter per the Rabbi. Say's the book is great.Published 1 month ago by R. Freeman
Just okay. My partner and I are an interfaith couple and the rabbi that's marrying us recommended this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by slothmonkey
Our rabbi assigned this book as reading in preparation for our wedding. It is important that our wedding reflect our Jewish background, and as a gay couple, we want the wording of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Francisco Caravayo
Anita Diamant's New Jewish Wedding, written in 1986 but revised for the 21st Century, is the perfect introduction to the jewish wedding, from traditional to modern, reform to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Hindin
Wonderful resource for both historical and practical information as regards planning and officiating at a Jewish wedding. Well done and highly recommended.Published 4 months ago by Sheldon Kleinman
This is a great book for anyone planning to have a Jewish wedding, especially for those unfamiliar with wedding traditions or looking outside of their own family experiences for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by bobbyJaguar
The book is great and very easy to read. It really helps explain the purposes and symbolisms of so many components of the Jewish wedding.Published 6 months ago by Lissa Golden-Krovetz
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. I am a reform mother of the bride and was hoping for more. The book gave different examples of wedding rituals, that were interesting but... Read morePublished 6 months ago by AnneCez
I read this book in preparation for planning a Jewish-style wedding, and it was really informative and a quick read.Published 7 months ago by Julie D.