How to Raise a Jewish Child

A Practical Handbook for Family Life

By Anita Diamant; Karen Kushner
(Schocken, Paperback, 9780805212211, 320pp.)

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

This updated edition of the classic parenting book combines insights from Jewish tradition with contemporary thinking about how children learn and grow. And it describes the practices, customs, and values that go into creating a Jewish home and raising joyful children within the rich traditions of Judaism.




About the Author

Anita Diamant is the author of six books about Jewish life, including The New Jewish Wedding, Living a Jewish Life, and Saying Kaddish. She is also the author of three novels, including The Red Tent. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Karen Kushner is the director of Project Welcome, a San Francisco outreach initiative welcoming interfaith families, unaffiliated Jews, and spiritual seekers into synagogues. The co-author of four children's books, including Because Nothing Looks Like God, she lives in San Francisco.




Praise For How to Raise a Jewish Child

"[Anyone] looking to bring Judaism into his or her family will appreciate page after page of helpful suggestions. Those who already 'do' will feel good and strive to do more Jewishly; those who 'don't' but are searching can confidently find a point of entry. A delightful and helpful parenting guide that tackles obvious as well as difficult issues. . . An important contribution."
--The Jerusalem Report

"Diamant and Kushner help parents raise healthy, happy children with an eye on Judaism's life-affirming traditions and values."
--St. Petersburg Times

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