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We could not have created this resource without the help of our devoted readers and contributors, who responded to our call in August 2006 for suggestions for birth ceremonies.
We would like to thank the following contributors (authors whose work originally appeared in another source include the name of the original publication):
Rabbi Lev Baesh
Cantor Ronald Broden
Rabbi Brian Field
Dr. Samuel A. Kunin
Mark Reiss, M.D.
George Robinson (JTA)
Julia Slotnick Sturm
Rabbi Kenneth S. Weiss
We would also like to thank the following contributors from our partner MyJewishLearning.com:
Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Louis Jacobs (The Jewish Religion: A Companion, Oxford University Press)
Daniel Margolis (Second Jewish Catalog, Jewish Publication Society)
Patty Margolis (same as previous)
Michael Strassfield (same as previous)
Sharon Strassfield (same as previous)
We owe a particular debt to Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff, who volunteered his expertise to review this document to ensure that it is Jewishly "sound."