How to Be a Jewish Parent A Practical Handbook for Family Life

How to Be a Jewish Parent A Practical Handbook for Family Life[Ebook] ➩ How to Be a Jewish Parent A Practical Handbook for Family Life By Anita Diamant – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A creative handbook for Jewish parents explains how to build a family and a home that is imbued with the values principles and traditions of Judaism combining insights from the Talmud with practical a A creative handbook Be a ePUB ¹ for Jewish parents explains how to build a family and a home that is imbued with the values principles and traditions of Judaism combining insights from the Talmud with practical advice and firsthand experience to offer guidance on synagogue membership religious education hol. 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 uote 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 of Anita Diamant who is so much a liberal Jew she doesn't even mention Orthodoxy in her booksAnita Diamant I am disappoint Some parts of this book are very nice suggesting how to create Shabbat rituals when everyone in the family is busy on Friday nights or catering to toddler needs during holidays Others are just horrible and outdated Additionally the whole book is unsurprisingly catered to middle to upper class American Jews living in the suburbs without a lot of consideration for Sephardic rituals people from different backgrounds etc I mean it makes sense since that's a lot of the book market but it can also be extremely alienating Too many directives and logistical rules on how to raise a Jewish child not enough about how to raise one ethicallymorallyspiritually 35 Great resource It can be a little 'preachy' at points but it has a lot of great ideas for making Shabbat and Jewish holidays special and magical for children I like Diamant's idea that predictable rituals like Shabbat provide a proof of love for a lifetime for kids even if they don't remember the exact details from toddlerhood I also like her ideas about weaving Judaism into the fabric of your life so your kids are exposed early just as you expose children to art and music and other things your family values I really enjoyed this book especially since it is organized by the cycle of the Jewish year Anita Diamant has some wonderful and practical suggestions for celebrating holidays and occasions and each of them is divided by the age of children She has written some wonderful books about living a Jewish life and for converts This is a must have for any parent wanting to bring Judaism into their home and everyday life Loved this book Want to own it to use it as a reference Now Called How to Raise a Jewish Child this was a pretty good overview of things to consider when you're looking at bring up Jewish kids Excellent reference by and excellent writer

How to Be a Jewish Parent A Practical Handbook for Family
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • How to Be a Jewish Parent A Practical Handbook for Family Life
  • Anita Diamant
  • English
  • 05 March 2015
  • 9780805211160