A local foodie in rural Massachusetts created a Tu Bishvat seder that could include his partner who was not Jewish and their Jewish friend and friends who were not Jewish.
If the engagement was a catalyst for conflict, which it was, the wedding was the resolution. All of the issues raised by announcing our intention to wed had either been worked out by the big day or resolved themselves before our very eyes during the reception.
I didn’t imagine that my announcement to spend the rest of my life with the person I love would be met with anything but approval. Which is why it stung so sharply when that wasn’t the case.