Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah

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9781879045200: Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah

The expanded, updated, revised edition of today s most influential book (over 35,000 copies of the first edition in print) about finding core spiritual values in American Jewrys most misunderstood ceremony. Joining explanation, instruction, and inspiration to help parent and child, it offers new insights into bar and bat mitzvah s origins, new ways for non-Jewish parents to participate in their childs barmitzvah ceremony, new resources, and much more. How did bar and bat mitzvah originate? What are the ethics of celebration? How to make the event more spiritually meaningful! An important update to the winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best Religion Book published in the United States. A portion of all sales of Putting God on the Guest List is donated by the publisher to MAZON, a Jewish Response to Hunger

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"Destined to enjoy great popularity, for it addresses an important Jewish life cycle occasion in an exciting, contemporary style....has great merit and appeal." (Library Journal, August 1992)

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Jeffrey K. Salkin is Rabbi of The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, New York, and author of Putting God on the Guest List which received the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best Religion Book published in the United States. He is a member of the Graduate School Faculty of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC.

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