Top 3 Wedding Planning Tips from a Beginner

Top 3 Wedding Planning Tips from a Beginner

I have planned exactly one party in my lifetime. It was a surprise sweet sixteen birthday party for my best friend during our sophomore year of high school. The party was held in my parents’ basement decorated with balloons and streamers. Party guests successfully pulled off the surprise and spent the rest of the evening […]

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An Inter-Faith Yom Kippur in a Time of Weddings

This year may have been the perfect snapshot for our inter-faith life together. As Friday settled in and the sun began to set, we began to prepare for the weekend. I was preparing my body by beginning my fast. Lisa was preparing for a busy Saturday. One thing that makes Lisa a wonderful inter-faith partner […]

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Expectations, Acceptance, and Fantasy Football

“My Happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” – Michael J. Fox One thing about me is that I am an avid fantasy football player. As a matter of fact, I am champion of one league, two years in a row and am currently tied for first […]

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Signing a Ketubah in a Sacristy

Cole Porter famously wrote, “What is this thing called love? This funny thing called love. Just who can solve its mystery?” It is hard to explain love. We try. Poets try. Scientists try. However, it all falls short in the actual feeling one gets while being in love. One piece of spiritual advice I like […]

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The Misunderstandings of Being Inter-Faith

I am having a rediscovery of music and have been listening to the band The Mars Volta quite a bit. One of the things that I love about those albums is that the lyrics do not seem to make any sense, but it does not take away from the enjoyment of the music. In my […]

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Liminal Space and the Yichud

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the space between the checklists, but this week, I wanted to go further. One of my favorite spiritual concepts is the idea of liminal space. I think about this concept a lot. I try to see where in my life, I am in liminal space. It was taught to […]

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Our Aufruf

  [Guest post by Sam Goodman] I have fond memories of going to services as a youngster and looking forward to the weeks in which I could pelt young adults, the clergy, and innocent bystanders with tiny packages of hard candy. Not wanting to miss being on the receiving end of such a deluge, a […]

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Circle Up for the Horah!

Circle up everyone, it is time for another blog post! It is Friday so let’s put on our dancing shoes and talk about the Horah! After talking about it a couple months ago and Lisa unsure, we have decided that we are all in! The Horah is a traditionally Jewish custom where guests circle up […]

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Less Than Three Months To Go

Quick Update! We are full steam ahead. There has been a lot going on. Here is the quick list: 1. We have finalized the guest list. (Is it ever finished?) 2. Received the invitations. 3. We have picked a ketubah! 4. Scheduled a weekly, Tie-The-Knot Meeting. Tues. we are going to take 2 hours and […]

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A is for Abraham, B is for Ball (of meat), C is for Cake, and D is for Doughnuts!

In the Torah, Genesis 18:2 talks about how Abraham welcomes strangers (who would turn out to be angels) into his tent and gives them food and drink. For their kindness to strangers, Abraham and Sarah are blessed. Modern translation: If you want to be blessed on your wedding day, make sure the people are fed. […]

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