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  • Rabbinical court fines man for being unfaithful on Facebook

    May 29, 2012 | 4:13 pm

    A woman reportedly proved to an Israeli rabbinical court that her husband was unfaithful by showing it correspondence between him and other women on Facebook.

    The court awarded the woman damages from her husband of about $40,000, Ynet reported. It did not identify where the couple...

  • Rabbinic group requiring prenuptial agreements

    May 29, 2012 | 10:46 am

    An Orthodox rabbinic group is requiring its members to use a prenuptial agreement in the weddings in which they participate.

    According to a resolution passed by The International Rabbinic Fellowship, its member rabbis may not officiate at or participate ritually in a wedding...

  • Same-sex marriage campaigns should heed local sentiments

    May 23, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Since the May 8 vote to approve North Carolina’s Amendment One referendum, which constitutionally bars the state from recognizing as legal any marriage other...

  • Zuckerberg Ties the Knot but Money Trumps Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2012 | 7:16 am

    Mark Zuckerberg got married.  Mazel Tov.  He is a Jew, she is a Gentile, and so another one bites the dust.  Priscilla Chan is a nice young doctor so that’s a sweet Jewish touch, but we really know nothing about this couple or how their wedding went down.  What we do know for sure...

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  • The unconventional dress

    May 15, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    After Talya Ilovitz (née Strauss) got engaged, the hunt for a dress for her Orthodox wedding felt endless. She never imagined her best option would be a sleeveless white cocktail dress a few sizes too big. But after searching widely, every other possibility was either too expensive...

  • The bachelor party grows up

    May 15, 2012 | 6:53 pm

    There are many things that come to mind when the words “bachelor” and “party” are said in the same breath, and often the sum of this equation is not pretty.  Despite Hollywood’s depiction of this rite of passage as a final gasp of protracted adolescence (from the Tom Hanks...

  • Thankful For Obama’s Gay [R]Evolution

    By Tera Greene

    May 10, 2012 | 12:37 am

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    THE NEWS HAS BROKEN:

    Obama thinks LGBTQ people should have marriage rights.

    Who knew?  I didn’t!

    No seriously, I had no idea. 

    I’ve always actually thought that my vote in 2008 had more to do with me supporting a...

  • Biden: ‘Absolutely comfortable’ with gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 6, 2012 | 10:58 am

    On “Meet the Press” this morning, Vice President Joe Biden said that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage, via TheBostonChannel.com.

    “I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this is all about, it is a simple proposition:...

  • To Live Together or Not To Live Together. That Is the Question

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 19, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    The New York Times had a thoughtful article in it last week on co-habitation and about five different people emailed it to me, as just a few days earlier my boyfriend had officially popped the question.  No, not that passé question of marriage that all Baby Boomer parents are...

  • Should ‘Girls’ just get married?

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 18, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    A recent spate of pop culture depictions of vapid, loveless sex has some convinced feminism has failed.

    William Bennett, a CNN contributor and the author of “The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood” has decided he is an authority on women.

    On the “disheartening and...

  • Smelling a simcha: Surgeon pushing marriage with grants for nose jobs

    April 5, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami has offered scholarships to Orthodox Jewish singles for nose jobs to help them land a spouse.

    Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who is under an ethics investigation after commissioning a Jewish band to write a song about a Jewish teen with a big nose, recently...

  • Garden wedding in Israel

    March 14, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    When Miriam Sushman and her then-fiancé, Owen, were planning a summer wedding, they searched for an outdoor venue that would reflect their love of nature. 

    “Israel is such a beautiful country, and I couldn’t imagine not getting married outdoors if the weather was nice. Also,...

  • Marriage, family pressure and Jewish geography

    By Pini Herman

    March 14, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    What is the difference between a pit bull and a Jewish Mother? The pit bull eventually lets go.

    It’s an old joke, but one that speaks to the role of familial connections among Jews, which play a large role in how we consider the Jewish geography of weddings and marriage. Where...

  • Bill would raise marriage age in Israel

    March 6, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    A bill raising the legal age for marriage in Israel from 17 to 18 passed the Knesset plenum in a preliminary vote.

    The vote Tuesday was 38-8, with one abstention. Knesset member Yariv Levin of the Likud Party introduced the bill, which still must pass three readings in the Knesset....

  • Is Marriage Like Prison?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:33 am

    I had an interesting discussion about marriage today.  I was talking to a man in his 50’s who is divorced and dating.  He is Jewish, educated, successful, funny, handsome, and a failure at marriage.  We’ll call him Moshe. Moshe can clearly remember the moment that his wife, his soul...

  • Norma’s love

    By David Suissa

    February 22, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated by romantic relationships that seem to last forever. When I hear of couples who remain deeply in love after 40, 50, 60 years of marriage, I imagine the thousands of meals they’ve shared together, the thousands of shared conversations, road trips,...

  • My Eternal Israelite Marriage

    By Mark Paredes

    February 13, 2012 | 10:48 pm

    A little over two weeks ago, my lovely Florina and I were “sealed” together in holy matrimony at the LDS Temple in Los Angeles. This is the crowning ordinance of the LDS faith, and we had dozens of friends on hand to witness the ceremony. The sealing itself was very beautiful,...

  • The Last Taboo: The Lord Shall Preserve Thee From All Evil

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 13, 2012 | 9:15 am

    My boyfriend and I were in a car accident this weekend.  We both are fine.  Nothing more than a few bruises on us.  The cars were not so lucky, though of course we know it could have been much worse.  But when the storm had passed, the incident afforded me an unexpected peak into an...

  • I Don’t Believe in Gay Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    February 8, 2012 | 8:49 am

    To say that one supports gay marriage implies that gay marriage is somehow different from traditional marriage.  It’s not.  I think all people deserve the right to marry whether they are gay or straight.  If people are going to insist on differentiating gay marriage from...

  • Another nugget from the 9th Circuit’s Prop. 8 ruling

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 7, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    In affirming that the California voter-passed initiative banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, Judge Stephen Reinhardt, wrote for a 2-1 majority of a Ninth Circuit panel that the law served no other purpose than to discriminate:

    Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no...

  • One Step Closer.  9th Circuit Affirms Prop 8 Is Unconstiutitional

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 7, 2012 | 11:46 am

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just affirmed a lower federal court decision that determined that Prop 8, which bans gay marriage, is unconstitutional.  While this is a great step toward creating marriage equality for all, it also makes me a little nervous.  There is only one...

  • Winnipeg to host first Conservative gay ceremony in Canada

    January 13, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A Winnipeg synagogue is about to become the first Conservative shul in Canada to host a same-sex wedding ceremony.

    Shaarey Zedek Synagogue will be the scene on Jan. 21 for the “renewal” of marriage vows between two men wedded in a civil service in Vancouver in 2004, the Winnipeg...

  • He Mostly Has Eyes For Me

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 12, 2012 | 8:00 am

    A few weeks ago, my boyfriend let slip that he was titillated by another woman.  Well, almost.  It might not have been as bad at it could have been, but it was there.

    There was this really sexy ad running on FX for their new show American Horror Story which I’ve been watching but...

  • It’s Our Money, Honey!

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 4, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    My boyfriend and I haven’t even been dating a year and we’re already fighting about a divorce settlement.  Not our divorce settlement, but how much Kobe Bryant’s wife should get.  And then Mel Gibson’s wife.  And somehow it all circles back to Ron Burkle.

    In California, the...

  • Why You Date Who You Date

    By Ilana Angel

    January 4, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    The New Year marks my return to dating.  After a bit of a break I’m ready to jump back in.  By a break of course I mean one bad date too many put me over the edge.  I was either going to get another cat and never date, or walk away, regroup, and try again with a fresh...

  • Anne Hathaway’s plan spoiled by love

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Actress Anne Hathaway is now sporting an engagement ring from her boyfriend Adam Shulman whom she’s been seeing since 2008 reports PEOPLE.

    “I am very much in love with him, [only] Adam totally ruined my plan,” Hathaway, 28, previously said of their three-year relationship. “I was really actually looking forward to a little alone time, and then I fell in love like a fool!”

  • Joan Rivers seeks OJM (Old Jewish Male)

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 23, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Comedian Joan Rivers shopped with her niece, Caroline, for the perfect wedding dress…for Caroline, not Rivers!

    Rivers told Caroline and the Huffington Post,

    “You have got to feel like you are the most magical creature alive that day, because then the reality will hit. We can give...

  • Madonna and Moore lean on Kabbalah

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 23, 2011 | 9:54 am

    Madonna has been on the phone daily, consoling Demi Moore with “spiritual guidance” following the announcement of Moore’s upcoming divorce, Perez Hilton (PH) reports.

    PH says according to a “friend”, Madge is giving Moore messages of strength and encouragement, telling...

  • Ashton, Demi and younger men’s inability to appreciate older women

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 18, 2011 | 11:15 am

    The unfortunate breakup of the marriage between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher should be of interest even to those who have better things to do with their time than follow mindless Hollywood chatter and celebrity gossip. This relationship was always unique in that it involved an...

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Being Stereotyped…

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 2, 2011 | 7:29 pm

    Vicki Larson posted an article on the Huffington Post recently about ‘Why Young Men Fear Marriage.’  She writes about two young men who write a blog called We’re Just Not There Yet. Daryl, 31, and Seth, 28 write this shtick about how even though they’re smart, and have great...

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