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Tutt Library Research Guides
Resources relating to events such as Agunah, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Children, Death & Mourning, Marriage, Mikvah.
Ritualwell.org: Ceremonies for Jewish Living
Offers resources for 'contemporary Jewish liturgy and ritual' and facilitates 'access to creative innovation in Judaism.' Find information on rituals by occasion (including life cycle events, holidays, and Shabbat), symbol, content type (for example, songs or recipes), and author. Offers e-mail updates, an annotated bibliography, a glossary of symbols, and suggestions for making and sharing rituals.
All About Hebrew Names
Hebrew names are used for calling people to the Torah, saying Kaddish, the prayer for the sick, the marriage contract or ketubah, and more. This site discusses naming customs and provides links to lists of male and female Hebrew names.
Birth and the First Month of Life
This page covers religious aspects of birth, naming, circumcision, redemption of the firstborn and adoption.
My Bar Mitzvah / My Bat Mitzvah Resource Center
This site, developed by Jacob Richman, won't try to sell you a thing, but you can search and print out Haftorah readings, blessings, get suggestions on proper phrasing of invitations, and more.
Navigating the Bible
Anyone interested in the Bible will want to see this site. Enter it by selecting a language. The Pentateuch section includes the text of the Five Books of Moses along with commentaries and each verse sung by a cantor (in Real Audio). For further study use the Glossary to aid your knowledge of people, places, animals, plants, etc. which occur in the Bible. There's also a genealogy chart showing the family lines of the main characters in the Bible.
An overview of the customs and traditions relating to the wedding ceremony (Chatunah), its preparations and Seudat Mitzvah (festive reception meal), along with a Jewish wedding glossary from Jewish Key West.
Jewish Views of Marriage
From Wikipedia, Judaism considers marriage to be the ideal state of existence; a man without a wife, or a woman without a husband, are considered incomplete.
Agunah - Articles to Read
Agunah, literally 'chained wife,' refers to the situation in Jewish law where a husband refuses to give a 'get' or Jewish divorce to his wife, so that she is not free to marry again according to rabbinic law.From the Agunot Campaign, a womens' organization.
Plight Of The Agunah And A Summary Of Possible Solutions
A concise but thorough statement of the problem in everyday terms.
Comforts of Mourning in Judaism
Delineates the five stages of mourning in Judaism and discusses the customs associated with each.
Bereavement Booklet for Jewish Women
From the Jewish Women's Network (London)
Hebrew, transliterated, translated and Real Audio versions of the prayer.
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