Article Discussion: Why We Call Them Intercultural Weddings A Secular Humanistic Jew

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April 10, 2009 at 4:11 pm #904

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January 27, 2012 at 2:13 am #6527

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Great article. However from a respecting and knowing the traditions of the other, a unity candle is not a “Christian” tradition. It is a Hollywood tradition that started with some American soap opera in the 70s or 80s. A unity candle is not a Christian tradition, it is a secular tradition.

January 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm #6528

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If Wikipedia is a reliable source, the history of the unity candle isn’t really known, though there are a few theories.

But when the author wrote that unity candles are “taken from the Christian tradition,” I don’t think a religious tradition was meant. Rather, that some Christian couples include the use of a unity candle in their ceremony, while it is largely unknown (and unseen) at Jewish weddings.

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