About Jewish Lifecycle

Ceremonies and Rituals

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Current Issues in Lifecycle Ritual

On feminism, traditionalism, innovation, interfaith families, and more.

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Tradition and the Lifecycle

All Jews are treated equally by Jewish tradition when it comes to marking life’s passages.

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What Do Our Ceremonies Do?

Sanctifying the ordinary and celebrating change.

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Why Lifecycle Ritual?
Lifecycle customs and ceremonies transform life transitions and connect us to each other.

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Topic Editors: Michele Alperin; Rabbi Sue Fendrick

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How To

How to plan a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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Bibliography

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