We are constantly being told that the ball of peace lies entirely in Israel's court, because Palestinians have no control over their destiny and Israel's economy is so much stronger. It ain't necessarily so.
Canceling a wedding has become that common these days. Just because a couple gets engaged, doesn't mean that they'll get married. It just means they've registered at Macy's.
Just remember: The most important parts of planning an event is having fun and enjoying the benefits of all your hard work.
When you last left me, I had just proposed to my long-suffering girlfriend, Alison, while on the beach with a pimple. She said "yes," and we agreed to start fighting about the wedding plans as soon as possible.
Erin Falkowitz, 25, daughter of Ellen and Michael Falkowitz, and Jake Jundef, 26, son of Bracha and Moshe Jundef, met in the summer of 1997, long after the laws of probability say they should have. Both of them went to UC Santa Barbara and had numerous mutual friends -- Jake had even dated a few of them. But it took some random circumstances to get the two acquainted and dating. Six years later, they're engaged to be married.
It took Marc Zoolman and Asya Sedler some seven years and three proposal attempts to get to the alter. The love was always there, but their timing was another matter.
The two first met through a mutual friend about nine years ago. "I was attending University of Judaism [UJ], and a friend of mine knew Marc," said Sedler, the daughter of Ida and Leonid Sedler of Valley Village.
The conflict over Valley secession reflects the growing gap between rabbis and the actual reality their flocks experience.