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

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By – December 22, 2011
Reb Goldie’s lat­est work advis­es indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies on Jew­ish life cycle events. The author demon­strates remark­able sen­si­tiv­i­ties to today’s Jew­ish fam­i­lies as well as to Jew­ish tra­di­tion as she sug­gests ways to link fam­i­lies with tra­di­tion with an eye to the val­ues of con­tem­po­rary life. She rec­om­mends ways through which tra­di­tion­al obser­vances can be renewed and used to enhance the spir­i­tu­al­i­ty in wed­dings, funer­als, bar/​bat mitz­vah and more. The ideas that are intro­duced are a valu­able resource for lay read­ers, as well as for rab­bis and Jew­ish edu­ca­tors in their respec­tive work.
Rab­bi Arnold D. Sam­lan is a Jew­ish edu­ca­tor and rab­bi liv­ing in Mia­mi, Flori­da. He serves as exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Orloff Cen­tral Agency for Jew­ish Edu­ca­tion of Broward County.

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