The New Jewish Wedding, Revised

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 30, 2007 - Reference - 272 pages
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The Definitive, Completely Up-to-Date Guide to Planning a Jewish Wedding
Since its original publication in 1986, The New Jewish Wedding has become required reading, assigned to engaged couples by Conservative, Reform, and Reconstruc-tionist rabbis alike. In this new revision, Anita Diamant, one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life, continues to offer step-by-step guidance to planning the ceremony and the party that follows -- from hiring a rabbi and wording the invitation to organizing a processional and hiring a caterer. She also includes:
  • A new chapter focusing on converts, non-Jews, and same-sex couples
  • Essential Web sites
  • All new art, with examples of ketubot, invitations, and other wedding paraphernalia
  • New poems and new translations of the seven wedding blessings

Complete, authoritative, and indispensable, The New Jewish Wedding is a must-have resource for anyone who wants a wedding that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration.
 

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I was lucky enough to have a friend lend me her copy of this book when I got engaged a few months back. She told me that it was super helpful for her when she was planning her wedding, and it might ... Read full review

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The most helpful resource for people looking to get a better understanding of the Jewish wedding. A wonderful resource for Jews planning their wedding - A must read for couples who are planning to have a Jewish wedding.

Contents

Preface to the New Edition
18
PART
51
PLANNING THE PARTY
116
A NOTE ON REMARRIAGE
133
UNDER THE HUPPAH
167
BLESSINGS FOR THE SIMCHA
196
LIVING AS BRIDE AND GROOM
209
Appendices
219
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Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Boston Girl, The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at AnitaDiamant.com.

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