Getting (and Staying) Married Jewishly

Preparing for your Life Together with Ancient and Modern Wisdom

By Haviva Ner-David
Projected Publication Date: May, 2021

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Getting (and Staying) Married Jewishly: Preparing for your Life Together with Ancient and Modern Wisdom is a guidebook to help engaged couples prepare for both their wedding and their marriage.

Getting (and Staying) Married Jewishly: Preparing for your Life Together with Ancient and Modern Wisdom is a guidebook to help engaged couples prepare for both their wedding and their marriage. This book — which contains chapters on couplehood, the wedding ceremony, managing finances as a couple, sex in marriage, and more — is a must for any engaged couple connected to Judaism – whether they are both Jewish or only one partner is Jewish, whether they are straight or LGBTQ+, traditional or progressive, secular or religious, or any mix imaginable. The book is especially helpful for couples who do not both match up completely along all lines (as few couples do) and want to deepen their relationship through exploring their differences and creating a shared vision for their life together. With fun and useful exercises, text study, guiding questions and more, this book is an ideal engagement gift and a perfect way for couples to spend quality time together preparing for their shared future.

About the Author

Haviva Ner-David is a writer and rabbi. In 2006 she became the first woman to publicly receive Orthodox rabbinic ordination, only to leave Orthodoxy and call herself a post-denominational rabbi. Ten years later, she received interfaith ordination from the One Spirit Interfaith-Interspiritual Seminary and now goes by post-denominational inter-spiritual rabbi.

She writes both fiction and non-fiction and is the author of three spiritual journey memoirs, a novel, short stories, essays, a blog on Times of Israel, scholarly articles and a guidebook for engaged couples. Her short story, “Blame,” won the 2016 Lilith Magazine short fiction contest.
Link to short story.

Her rabbinic specialties are spiritual companionship, water immersion rituals, wedding and marriage preparation, coming of age ceremonies and other ritual and ceremony creation and innovation. Founding rabbi of Shmaya: A Mikveh for Mind, Body and Soul on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Lower Galilee, she officiates and helps create on-site personalized immersion ritual ceremonies and facilitates group mikveh workshops. As a spiritual companion, she works with individuals and couples and specializes in dreamwork, inner child work and nature soul work, as well as general sacred listening.
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Photo credit: Carmel Avivi

Other books by the author

Life on the Fringes:
A Feminist Journey Towards Traditional Rabbinic Ordination

Chanah’s Voice:
A Rabbi Wrestles with Gender, Commandment, and the Women’s Rituals of Baking, Bathing and Brightening

Hope Valley:
a Novel

 

Dreaming Against The Current: A Rabbi’s Soul Journey



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