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Living Jewish Life Cycle

How to Create Meaningful Jewish Rites of Passage at Every Stage of Life

Rabbi Goldie Milgram, Dmin

7 x 9, 312 pp, Quality Paperback, 978-1-58023-335-4

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The spiritual tools you can use to infuse Jewish life cycle
ceremonies with meaning, integrity and joy.
Discover the spiritual meaning in Judaism’s major life cycle moments. Understand, create and enter wholeheartedly into Jewish life cycle ceremonies, preparatory practice, and celebrations.
More than just how-to, Rabbi Goldie Milgram guides you in making your Jewish rites come alive with meaning, beauty and with lasting impact on you, your friends and family. She takes you beyond rote rites—beyond just surviving—and directly into accessing Jewish rites of passage as a force for thriving. With careful attention to both traditional and emerging practices across the full spectrum of Jewish life, Rabbi Milgram examines:
 • Jewish Weddings, Traditional and Inclusive Rites
 • Welcoming a New Baby and Raising a Healthy Jewish Child
 • Meaningful, Memorable Adolescent and Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
 • Ritual Support for Many Stages of Adulthood
 • Jewish Rituals for When Relationships End
 • Jewish Approaches to Dying, Death, Burial, Mourning and Remembering
Praise for Rabbi Goldie Milgram’s Work
“Reb Goldie’s ‘recipes’ for accessing a more visceral Judaism are clear enough for those new to Jewish practice and deep and fresh enough to challenge old timers.”
Vanessa L. Ochs, Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies,
University of Virginia; author,
The Jewish Dream Book:
The Key to Opening the Inner Meaning of Your Dreams
“An outstanding introduction to Judaism and spiritual practice. It is useful not only for newcomers but also for those who are knowledgeable about the faith and want to deepen their understanding.”
Nan Fink Gefen, author, Discovering Jewish Meditation: Instruction and Guidance for Learning an Ancient Spiritual Practice
“The Jewish education you might have wished for—rich in meaning, relevance and spirituality. Reb Goldie is a skillful guide into the heart of Judaism.”
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author, First Steps to a New Jewish Spirit: Reb Zalman’s Guide to Recapturing the Intimacy and Ecstasy in Your Relationship with God
“Reverent, playful and inquisitive ... full of personal encounters with the holiness of Jewish ways of being. Its exercises for infusing Jewish life with presence and spirit are a great fitness plan for anyone seeking meaning in Jewish practice.”
Rabbi Jill Hammer, author, Sisters at Sinai: New Tales of Biblical Women
“Goldie Milgram is a wise woman: She knows her history and tradition; she understands diversity and in-group politics. Add her innate kindness, respect, pragmatism and ritual creativity, and you have a design for contemporary sacred living.”
Blu Greenberg, author, How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

 

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