Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is the author of five novels and six guidebooks to contemporary Jewish life. She lives in the Boston area and is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh.


Articles by Anita Diamant

Planning the Right Jewish Wedding for You

How to make your wedding both authentically Jewish and personally meaningful.

Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding

Why the Jewish wedding ceremony ends with a famous bang.

The Huppah (Chuppah): What You Need to Know

Learn the history and symbolism of the Jewish wedding canopy, and the various options for finding or making your own.

Day After Night: The Book Tour

I will be on the road a fair amount this fall, introducing my new novel, Day After Night, to the ...

Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?

This is one of those questions that most writers are inevitably asked. For me, the answer is different every time. ...

The Cover of Anita Diamant’s New Novel: The Director’s Cut

My new novel, Day after Night, is based on the true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than ...

Kaddish is a Mystery

The essence of Kaddish may be less in the meaning of the words than in the experience of reciting it with other Jews.

The Shroud

Simple white shrouds democratize death and protect the poor from embarrassment.

Development and History of Kaddish

The Kaddish originated as an expression of praise to God following a learned discourse.

How To Sit Shiva

During this Jewish mourning custom, the entire physical environment of the mourner is transformed to acknowledge the immediacy of death.