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Written by Anita DiamantAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Anita Diamant

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Schocken
  • On Sale: February 24, 1998
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8052-1095-8 (0-8052-1095-4)
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Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); how to find your footing in a new spiritual family that is not always well prepared to receive you; and how not to lose your bonds to your family of origin. Diamant anticipates all the questions, doubts, and concerns, and provides a comprehensive explanation of the rules and rituals of conversion.