By Anita Diamant
"As a rabbi and a convert, I delight in this e-book deeply for its sensitivity to the complicated emotions of these who're exploring paths to changing into Jewish, and for the deep love of Judaism it conveys. i'll supply it to each interfaith couple, and suggest that they provide it to their mom and dad. it truly is awesome! "
--Rachel Cowan, co-author of combined Blessings
In an identical a professional, reassuring, and respectful variety that has made her essentially the most fashionable writers of courses to Jewish practices and rituals, Anita Diamant presents recommendation and knowledge which may rework the act of conversion into a rare trip of self-discovery and religious growth.
Married to a convert herself, Diamant anticipates the entire questions, doubts, and issues, presents a entire rationalization of the principles and rituals of conversion, and gives useful tips towards making a Jewish identity.
Here you'll methods to decide on a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew identify; how you can deal with the trouble of placing apart Christmas; what occurs on the mikvah (the ritual tub) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for these already circumcised); how to define your footing in a brand new non secular relations that isn't consistently organized to obtain you; and the way to not lose your bonds on your kin of origin.
Sensitive, sympathetic, and insightful, making a choice on a Jewish existence presents every little thing essential to make conversion a pleased and spiritually significant experience.