Jewish Journal

Seth Menachem

  • How to Get Married in 1858372364 Easy Steps

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "So, when are you getting married?" asks anyone who knows I got engaged last May. They all seem to take on the New York inflection of my mother, even my black Southern ex-girlfriend from Georgia.

    The question drives my fiancee, Carrie, crazy, and I tend to try to brush it off with...

  • Will She Marry Him?

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In my last Singles column, "Change of Heart," I left off with one important question for my girlfriend, Carrie: "Will you marry me?"

    Did she say yes?

    Well, let me back up a bit.

    A few days before the column came out, I drove over to Carrie's parents to ask for their blessing. Carol...

  • Change of Heart

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It was only last October when I penned the column, "No Rush," for this paper, arguing against marriage.

    Now, eight months later, I take it all back. Well, most of it.

    As I wrote, I still do believe that other people often try to convince you to get married in order to...

  • To Tree or Not to Tree

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    For the first time in my adult life I'm dating a Jewish girl.

    Her father's Catholic -- an Italian -- but according to my

    rabbi, "She's all good."

    (Maybe he didn't use those exact words, but something to that effect.)

    Carrie and I bicker but never have any real fights; that is...

  • No Rush

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Lately it seems as if everyone I know is interested in me getting married. In fact, the person pressuring me the least is my girlfriend,

    Carrie. She's still working on her independence, having recently moved out of her parents' house for the first time.

    Like many women, Carrie...