Weddings & Marriage
Abundant blessings for the bride and groom.
It's important for the non-Jewish spouse to support the Jewish partner's religious identity, live in a Jewish home, and bring up Jewish children.
The biggest motivator for change in Jewish wedding customs by liberal Jews has been egalitarianism.
The Jewish wedding is rich with ceremony, beginning with the announcement of intent to marry and ending with seven days of celebration.
The ketubah is an ancient contract delineating the obligations of the husband to his wife.
Learn the history and symbolism of the Jewish wedding canopy, and the various options for finding or making your own.
The whys and hows of immersing in the Jewish ritual bath before going under the chuppah.
Gender & Sexuality
Jewish tradition looks favorably on sex and sexuality, given certain conditions.
The unlikely history of a Hasidic melody.
Heterosexual couples have much to learn from gay ones when it comes to designing their wedding ceremony.
For some couples, the bedeken is a chance to set the mood for their wedding ceremony, often in a personalized way.
Couples can often choose a ketubah text that reflects their values and goals.