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Getting Hitched – The Planning (Part 1)

Wedding planning was my first real hint that I would find meaning in the sensibilities and rituals of Judaism. Protestant wedding ceremonies tend to be short and to the point. They reflect a low-fuss sensibility that I internalized as I grew up. I associated ritual with the more formal and ornate services of Catholicism or

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Getting Hitched – The Big Day (Part 2)

On the day of our wedding, before the ceremony, we signed an interfaith ketubah, witnessed by the rabbi, my sister, and Joel’s brother, who were our maid of honor and best man. These wedding contracts traditionally refer to the couple marrying in the tradition of Moses and Israel, but ours instead refers to a home

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