This is a practical, inspiring guide for all Jewish people expecting a baby. Expanded, updated, and revised from previous editions, this book is a comprehensive resource of the traditions and rituals for welcoming a new child to the world and into the Jewish community, and for commemorating this joyous event in family life-whatever your family constellation.
* Provides ceremonies you can copy for handouts so that guests are an even greater part of the experience.
* Special section for interfaith families helps make the celebrations inclusive, comfortable, and joyous for all.
* Ceremonies for girls, as well as for boys.
Drawn from the wealth of mythic, historic, religious, culinary, and literary traditions that surround the arrival of a new Jewish baby, and informed by contemporary insight and practice, The New Jewish Baby Book describes the many ways that new parents can celebrate the arrival of a child, the newest member of your extended families, and a unique and precious chapter in the on-going saga of the Jewish people.