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  • Motherhood 101: Boy, Man, Superhero

    By Ilana Angel

    September 12, 2016 | 2:07 am

    I am finally home after spending two months in London. I cannot recall a time I was ever so excited to get home. It is the longest amount of time I have ever spent away from my child, which has forced me to see him as a grown up, which makes me proud and sad. He has been living on...

  • Wedding dress elegance, embellished

    By Elyse Glickman

    April 20, 2016 | 12:20 pm

    When Sabrina Dahan gets married in August, she won’t be wearing just any dress — it will be one she designed herself. 

    The experience of preparing for her own nuptials has been eye-opening for the 28-year-old designer, who debuted her eponymous line of made-to-order gowns in...

  • Valentine’s Day: An ideal date for Jewish weddings?

    February 8, 2016 | 10:49 am

    In December, around the time my wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we received an invitation to an outdoor Jewish wedding to be held on Valentine’s Day 2016. Printed on a red postcard affixed with a heart postage stamp, the couple, Lena Silver and Aaron...

  • One-of-a-kind weddings in Israel

    October 21, 2015 | 3:49 pm

    Israelis love come-as-you-are weddings, where guests are welcome to bring along a friend, there’s no color scheme and the groom wears an open-necked shirt. But whether it’s a jeans or black-tie affair, in many cases the venue itself provides the Israeli wedding’s wow factor because...

  • Bar Refaeli’s wedding set for September

    July 28, 2015 | 10:41 am

    Time is running out for all of those who dream of dating Bar Refaeli – because the Israeli supermodel is officially getting married in September.

    EOnline reports that Refaeli, 30, and her fiancé, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, 40, are set to tie the knot around the second week of...

  • Here comes the groom-ing!

    By Elyse Glickman

    June 25, 2015 | 4:39 pm

    Step aside, brides — those indulgent pre-wedding salon, spa and grooming gatherings are no longer exclusively your domain! Grooms, it’s your turn for a luxurious pre-wedding makeover and grooming session. To ensure you’ll look tip-top in your tux and tie, we’ve consulted local...

  • Group Jewish wedding held in eastern Ukraine

    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...

  • 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 Ora Lobell

    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.


  • 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.
  • 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...

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