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  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    By tessc

    September 17, 2014 | 12:55 pm

    The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.

    Most of the couples that wed Sunday were already married under Ukrainian law but had not had a Jewish wedding ceremony, or huppah, the director of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish...

  • Wedivite: Online wedding planning and sharing

    September 3, 2014 | 11:13 am

    More than 7,000 couples around the world already have used Wedivite, the first free, socially integrated digital platform exclusively for weddings. Appropriately, its alpha launch happened in the traditional wedding month of June.

    Conceived and built by Israeli groom-to-be Ben...

  • Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws protesters amid war tensions

    August 17, 2014 | 11:27 pm

    Israeli police on Sunday blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs" in a sign of tensions stoked by the Gaza war.

    Several dozen police, including members of the force's...

  • Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber dance together

    July 8, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    Amidst a tumultuous world, a reminder of life’s simpler pleasures. We humbly offer you a video, shot by Justin Bieber at his manager Scooter Braun’s wedding, of Tom Hanks, resplendent in a tallis and yarmulke, singing and jiving to Montell Jordan’s 1995 dance classic, “This Is How...

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  • Israeli couples say ‘I don’t’ to Orthodox Jewish weddings

    November 20, 2013 | 9:01 am

    For most Israelis in the Jewish state, there is one legal way to get married - God's way.

    Israeli law empowers only Orthodox rabbis to officiate at Jewish weddings, but popular opposition is growing to this restriction and to what some Israelis see as an Orthodox stranglehold on...

  • Hearts remarried

    November 13, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    Marriage means so much, to all of us. Including to unmarried people. We all want to live paired up, don’t we? To die not alone? What’s sadder than a grave all by its lonesome? Two side by side, we feel we can protect each other through all eternity. 

    Marriage is also the inner...

  • How to buy the best diamond wedding ring for your buck

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    October 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm

    When Jeremy Ziskind of Pico-Robertson proposed last year to his then-girlfriend, Allyson Marcus, he had a basic idea of what kind of engagement ring he would give his future wife.

    “Allyson told me pretty early on in our relationship that she loved the idea of a heart-shaped...

  • Writing your perfect wedding speech

    October 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

    You’re getting married! He finally popped the question: “Will you sign the prenup here and here?”  

    Oh, and he asked The Big One, too. Since you said yes, Vera Wang has been gowning, Jimmy Choo, shoeing. Mothers have been kvelling. Daddies have been liquidating portfolios — and...

  • New and improved: These upgraded wedding venues aim to add ‘wow’ to your vows

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 22, 2013 | 10:56 am

    Some brides look for the hottest new places for their wedding ceremonies and receptions. Others are interested in staging their nuptials at L.A. mainstays. There are places, however, that offer the best of both worlds — locations that are definitively part of the local DNA, yet...

  • Here comes the ... wedding dress

    October 22, 2013 | 10:43 am

    The inspiration for Mor Kfir’s wedding gown design — lace interwoven with embroidered, braided threads and silk chiffon fabric — was the tragic bride possessed by a devilish dybbuk in the classic 1928 Yiddish play starring Hanna Rovina at Habima National Theater of Israel.

    For...

  • How to avoid making your wedding day one to forget

    October 22, 2013 | 10:29 am

    It’s no secret that all the planning and decisions required to pull off a wedding can cause stress and worry. From flower designs to musical selections, there are a million things that might drive you meshugge.

    But that doesn’t mean you have to accept that there will be...

  • Marry young

    By Dennis Prager

    October 9, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    I know the arguments that people give for delaying marriage: 

    “I’m not ready.”

    “I need to be financially secure first.”

    “Right now, I’m preoccupied with ____” (fill in the blank).

    “To tell you the truth, I’m having too much fun to settle down.” (This argument is usually...

  • At long last, lasting love

    By Elyse Glickman

    September 18, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Encino lawyer Jeremy Karpel’s home has an art gallery feel to it, with an eclectically decorated living room spilling out into an elegantly landscaped yard. During one recent weekend, it was the perfect backdrop for a party commemorating his grandparents’ anniversary, filled with...

  • Wedding: Bridge to reconciliation

    September 18, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    I got married June 30 at the Chabad Residential Treatment Center. 

    Yes, you read that correctly. I didn’t get married at the Four Seasons but at a drug and alcohol rehab facility on the corner of Olympic and Hauser boulevards. It was the most un-orthodox Orthodox Jewish wedding a...

  • Married, but not in Israel

    September 18, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Located in the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus feels very familiar to Israelis, due to its warm climate, arid stretches of mountainous land filled with olive trees and beautiful beaches.

    Not a bad place for a wedding, right?

    Every year, according to Israel’s Central...

  • ‘N Sync’s Lance Bass engaged to Michael Turchin

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    September 3, 2013 | 9:49 am

    It’s been a pretty good few days for Lance Bass. First, there was the ‘N Sync reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards, and then, over the weekend, he proposed to boyfriend Michael Turchin.

    “He said YES!! Love this man,” read Bass’ caption on an Instagram photo he posted Sunday that...

  • A short history of Jewish intermarriage

    August 8, 2013 | 11:45 am

    JTA’s Uriel Heilman reported this week on the continuing evolution of Jewish attitudes toward intermarriage. After the clarion call of the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey showed a 52 percent intermarriage rate among American Jews, Jewish groups poured millions into...

  • The war against intermarriage has been lost. Now what?

    August 6, 2013 | 11:59 am

    When the nation’s largest Jewish federation convened its first-ever conference recently on engaging interfaith families, perhaps the most notable thing about it was the utter lack of controversy that greeted the event.

    There was a time when the stereotypical Jewish approach to...

  • Weddings: Fabric of your (future) life

    By Elyse Glickman

    July 17, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Weddings are unquestionably high-pressure situations, with budgets, guest lists and locations being hot-button issues. However, as real life and reality television attests (Exhibit A: “Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC network), there is nothing that can bring out a bridezilla quite...

  • 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...

  • A Poem About “Love”

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    June 2, 2013 | 7:44 am

    I have read this wondrous poem very infrequently at weddings over the years. I offer it only to couples who I sense have attained a special depth of camaraderie uncommon even for those who feel great love for each other.

    The poem reflects a depth of generosity, humility,...

  • What I Married Into

    May 29, 2013 | 4:54 pm

    Salt into meat
    browned briefly.
     
    Carrots, paprika, potatoes.
    As it is written on her greased page.
     
    I sing Dayenu, improvise verses
    as I churn the soup.
     
    Meal of bitter herbs I married
    into. Chopped apples and cinnamon.
     
    Matzos wrapped in linen.
    Silver...
  • Tales from a mother: The Jewish wedding

    By Annie Korzen

    May 8, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Every time my son, Jonathan, left for school, for camp, for college, I felt a heartbreaking sense of loss. That’s because your main instinct as a mother is to keep your child as close to you as possible. But your main job as a mother is to prepare your kids to separate. It’s the...

  • LeBron’s Yom Kippur wedding

    JTA

    March 12, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    LeBron James sent out his save the dates for his wedding, the weekend of Sept. 13 -- exciting stuff for the Miami Heat superstar's friends. Except the Jewish ones, that is -- the date happens to be Yom Kippur.

    TMZ obtained a copy of the invitation and notes that James has plenty of Jewish friends, inlcuding “Rabbi to the Business Stars” Yishayahu Yosef Pinto.

    No word on whether James will push off his marriage to fiance Savannah Brinson to save the Jews. Maybe he's thinking he can save money on the food.

  • Documentary filmmaker has a ‘Hava Nagila’ in her heart

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 27, 2013 | 8:15 am

    "Hava Nagila” is one of those songs, like “Celebration” and “Auld Lang Syne,” that brings back memories and gets stuck in one’s head. In fact, “Hava Nagila” is so ingrained in American pop culture that many non-Jews can readily identify it, and high-profile non-Jewish recording...

  • Life in Southern Israel on hold during Gaza situation

    November 20, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Two weeks ago, Noami Cohen and Uzi Madar had a traditional engagement party for Jews from Arab countries called a “hina.” They dressed in colorful costumes, danced and partied with 120 of their friends. They were looking forward to their wedding and were expecting 500 guests.

    But...

  • ‘Blue Lagoon’ Honeymoon

    By Elyse Glickman

    November 16, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    Islands and honeymoons are a time-tested match made in heaven. Perhaps that’s why so many newlyweds flirt with Fiji, a gorgeous archipelago nation in the South Pacific. 

    This country is the embodiment of romance. One of its most recognizable islands is the Turtle Island resort,...

  • Mazel Tov to our community

    October 17, 2012 | 4:50 pm

    Rachel Mollie Slater and Samson Zvi Reznik

    Samson Zvi Reznik, son of Janice and Ben Reznik of Encino, and Rachel Mollie Slater, daughter of Fran and Charney Slater of West Hempstead, N.Y., were married on July 23 in Woodbury, N.Y. 

    The couple lives in Los Angeles.


    Allison...

  • Interfaith marriage, Rabbi Rosove, and Mormonism

    By Mark Paredes

    October 1, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    While I was single, I often found myself wondering whether it would be better to remain a faithful Mormon bachelor all of my life or to marry a wonderful non-Mormon girl. I had a few opportunities to do so, and in moments of frustration I almost regretted not having pursued them...

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