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  • Re-imagining and recycling traditional wedding objects

    June 25, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    Artists and creative newlyweds are finding new ways to make the trappings and ceremonial elements of Jewish weddings their own — and then to have these mementos live on and remain useful long after the actual ceremony.

    The evidence? Broken shards of glass turned into art,...

  • Conversion celebration takes a surprise turn — into a wedding

    June 28, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Helen Rados showed up at the Bedford Post Inn north of New York City to celebrate the conversion of her friend Angela Gold.But as she approached, Rados spotted a chuppah on a hill behind the building.

    She figured someone else had booked a wedding. Then she saw Angela wearing a...

  • Crowdsource your Simcha

    June 12, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    When Amanda Melpolder began planning her wedding to Jeff Greenberg, she hoped the ceremony would be unlike others.

    Melpolder had become involved in an independent minyan in Brooklyn after converting to Judaism several years ago, and she and Greenberg wanted their wedding this...

  • To each his own… Ketubah

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    May 10, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    For Rabbi Mike Comins and his bride-to-be, Jody Porter, the decision to commission a custom ketubah was a no-brainer. Comins, who had advised many couples about matrimonial matters over the course of his career, firmly believed in the centrality of a ketubah to the covenant of...

  • Ketubah prepared for Britain’s newest royal couple

    March 10, 2011 | 10:30 am

    A British artist has prepared a ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, for Britain’s Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton.

    Michael Horton, who has Israeli citizenship, designed the ketubah for the couple’s April 29 wedding, according to The Associated Press. The...

  • The art and mystery of the Ketubah

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    November 11, 2010 | 1:49 pm

    “The Marriage Artist” by Andrew Winer (Holt, $26.00) opens with a shocking scene — a young woman and her suspected lover are found dead on a New York sidewalk. Was it a crime committed by the woman’s jealous husband? A lover’s quarrel that ended in a murder and then a...

  • Personalize your ketubah without breaking the law

    By Michele Alperin

    October 10, 2008 | 4:25 pm

    For many brides and grooms, the ketubah signing that precedes the veiled walk down the aisle has a bit of mystery about it. They may not be sure exactly what the ancient Aramaic text says, but the signing ceremony sets just the right air of solemnity as a prelude to the veiled walk...
  • With this ketubah, I thee wed

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    June 17, 2008 | 8:28 pm

    While civil ceremonies abound up and down the California coast, those seeking a Jewish ceremony -- complete with ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract) -- have a few extra stops to make on the road to matrimony.

    There are lots of ketubot to choose from -- both in Los Angeles and...
  • When ketubah didn’t wow, bride created her own

    By Amy Klein

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    ketubah: Jewish wedding contractTsilli Pines couldn't find a ketubah that she and her fiancÃ(c) liked. The Jewish wedding contract is often artfully handwritten and later framed as a wall decoration. But Pines, 33, a Portland, Ore.-based graphic designer, wanted something modern and simple. So she designed her...
  • Married . . . at last!

    By Mierel Verbit

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I got married for the first time at 50. The groom was 51. Yes, we are both Jewish. We met online. I am tall, thin, blonde, green-eyed, and have a little turned-up nose. My father-in-law's first comment, across the Thanksgiving table, was, "Doesn't she look like a shiksa?"


  • When Just ‘I Do’ Just Won’t Do

    By Pearl Salkin

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The traditional Jewish wedding ceremony as we know it has evolved over thousands of years. But suddenly, today, in what seems like a nanosecond out of all of recorded Jewish history, couples standing under the chuppah are seeking a whole new script.

    It's in to take the traditional...