Kristin struggles with how to keep spiritual rituals alive post-wedding, pre-baby
There is a way to mourn in Judaism and then there is what really happens over the years
By Amourence Lee A good story is supposed to have a beginning, middle and end, right? Well, this story about being Jewish only has a beginning. Yep, I’m Jewish. Exactly 50% Ashkenazi according to my genome. And Jewish law says I’m 100 percent because my mother is Jewish—which also makes my kids Jewish. I spent […]
By Jared David Berezin When our eyes begin to burn and tear up my wife and I look at each other and laugh. That’s when we know the horseradish is ready. We also bake our own homemade matzah, and the unleavened flat bread resembles pita or injera (Ethiopian bread). Preparing Passover-friendly food from scratch and […]
With guests from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Thailand and the U.S. present, Nad and Alex’s wedding was easily one of the most cosmopolitan I had ever officiated. With a fairly traditional inclusive Jewish ceremony, bookended by Thai customs, it was definitely one of the most intercultural. Throw in the fact that I was upstaged by an elephant, and you have the backdrop for a great story!
Here are a few resources for some of the more frequently occurring interfaith weddings other than Jewish-Christian weddings.
Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor discuss their many vow renewals– a Catholic ceremony, a Protestant ceremony, two Jewish ceremonies and a Buddhist ceremony.
Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish mom who dabbles in Buddhism but still feels the pull (the guilt?) of High Holidays services.
Personal narrative from an ethnically Jewish Buddhist about the linguistic difficulties she has in disagreements with her Tibetan Buddhist husband.
Personal narrative from an atheist Jewish woman who was struggling to rebuild her life after her husband’s death and found comfort in Buddhist practice.