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Jewish Weddings


Chaim Levin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Chaim Levin

My celebration looks very different and comes with a lot of questions. The bottom line though is that I'm celebrating one way or the other, and I'm lucky that I have something so amazing that I once never dreamed I would have, someone to call home, someone who's mine and vice versa.

What I Learned From Rebecca This Year

Rabbi Haviva Ner-David | Posted 12.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Haviva Ner-David

This past week in synagogue, when I heard the reading of the story of Abraham's servant going to find Isaac a wife, I was struck by how closely the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony resembles the steps of Rebecca and Isaac's betrothal and marriage.

Katherine Bindley

Jewish Tradition Evolves To Embrace Same-Sex Marriage | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion

Mel Matulsky and Tad Berman, who are engaged to be married later this month in Palm Springs, Calif., have been hitting the refresh button on UPS's web...

The Huppah And The Supreme Court: A New Year's Resolution

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

Each time I plan a wedding with a heterosexual couple, I will initiate a conversation about marriage equality. To be specific, I will suggest that they include in their service a prayer for change.

Why People Cry At Weddings

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

On some level, even without words, people witnessing the ceremony understand this -- they remember their own weddings, they touch the sorrow of promises that were unfulfilled, they remember when they were at that high place, that liminal moment, when everything was possible.

The Surprising Thing I Learned From Watching My Mom Get Married

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.11.2012 | Weddings
Lisa Belkin

There is a certain look people get when you tell them you are going to your mother's wedding: a smile of surprise, mixed with an implied fist bump of "you go girl", mixed with just a touch of eyebrow raised confusion. At their age? Why?

Extravagant Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs Humiliate the Jewish Community

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How ironic that a people who have survived forced baptisms are now drowning in an ocean of profligacy. Rabbis should be thundering from the pulpit that extravagant weddings are an abrogation of Jewish values.

Interfaith Weddings: What Chelsea Clinton's Ceremony Might Look Like

Edmund C. Case | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Edmund C. Case

What would the Clinton/Mezvinsky wedding look like if the couple chose to incorporate elements of Jewish tradition?