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The author of the book: Anita Diamant
Edition: Schocken Books Inc
Date of issue: September 5th 2000
ISBN 13: 9780805211160
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 737 KB
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This is mostly regurgitated from Living a Jewish Life: Jewish Traditions, Customs and Values for Today's Families and, thus, is pretty dull if you've recently read that book. Most of the parenting advice is very standard: teenagers want to rebel - who knew?
The part about circumcision riled me up. Throughout the whole book there is a lot of "Oh, you should do whatever works for your family" stuff, yet when it comes to circumcision, the quote about "If we stop circumcising, we stop being Jews" is thrown out. It's the only thing presented as un-optional, do-this-or-you-are-not-Jewish and, frankly, I expected more of Anita Diamant, who is so much a liberal Jew she doesn't even mention Orthodoxy in her books.
Anita Diamant, I am disappoint.
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Read information about the authorAnita Diamant is the author of twelve books -- the newest novel being THE BOSTON GIRL.
She recently published an updated edition of her VERY FIRST book, which was The New Jewish Wedding: THE JEWISH WEDDING NOW
Addie Baum is THE BOSTON GIRL, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to the wider world of the 1910s and ‘20s: short skirts, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.
Anita is best-known for her first novel, THE RED TENT, which was published in 1997 and won the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award. Based on the biblical story of Dinah, THE RED TENT became a word-of-mouth bestseller in the US and overseas, where it has been published in more than 25 countries.
Three other novels followed: GOOD HARBOR, THE LAST DAYS OF DOGTOWN and, DAY AFTER NIGHT.
Anita has also written six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life, which have become classic reference books: THE NEW JEWISH WEDDING, THE JEWISH BABY BOOK, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE, CHOOSING A JEWISH LIFE, HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH CHILD, and SAYING KADDISH..
An award-winning journalist, Diamant's articles have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting Magazine, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine.PITCHING MY TENT, a collection personal essays, is drawn from twenty years worth of newspaper and magazine columns.