Jewish Journal

When wedding traditions collide

By Elaine Glickman

February 4, 2015 | 1:04 pm

Jewish wedding. Image via shutterstock.com

Everyone has certain images they associate with a Jewish wedding: the chuppah, the horah, the breaking of the glass and, of course, large spreads of food. But certain elements can get... read full article

  • A dress to impress…after the wedding

    By Elyse Glickman

    December 11, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    You spent serious time and money picking out the right wedding dress, taking great care to ensure the perfect look. With that kind of commitment, it would be a shame to allow those investments to waste away after the big day, disappearing into the fashion graveyard of a dry...

  • New nonprofit offers subsidized trips to Israel for couples

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    November 25, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    Organized, low-cost or even all-expenses-paid group tours to Israel most often target high-school students and college-age youth. Now, two East Coast social entrepreneurs want to bring the experience to a new demographic: recently married couples.

    Honeymoon Israel, a newly formed...

  • Photographers share their favorite weddings photos

    By Ryan E. Smith

    November 14, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    For a newly married couple, the wedding day itself can be a blur. The nerves, the excitement, the rush of a life-changing celebration. That’s why the ever-present, artistic eye of the photographer becomes so important in capturing memories of the occasion.

    To see what makes a...

  • Gifts for the wedding party

    By Julie Bien

    November 14, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Show your appreciation for members of the wedding party by giving them a token of your love and friendship. Whether it’s matching ties for all the groomsmen or rhinestone rings for the bridesmaids, small gifts are the perfect reminder of how they helped you celebrate your special...

  • Summer camp love

    By Zan Romanoff

    November 14, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Every summer for the last three years, staffer Naomi Elman, 23, and her fiance, Mitch Gelfand, 29, have stood on the stage at Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, exchanged rings and said their I-do’s. “Every session at camp there’s a carnival, and at every carnival there’s a fake marriage...

  • Make your Israeli wedding a day to remember

    by Michele Chabin

    November 13, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    In Israel, like everywhere else, there is no one right way to plan a wedding. But for couples in the United States who are planning to wed in Israel, it’s a good idea to know some customs and factors unique to the Holy Land. Here are a few tips that can come in handy.


  • Special day for special needs

    by Tess Cutler

    November 13, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    "Do you want to start or should I?” asked Shlomo Meyers, the more brazen of the two. His bashful wife, Danielle, gave him the go-ahead. 

    “Why is it always me?” he laughed, but continued without hesitation. “We met two years ago, at camp in Pennsylvania.”

    Typical to Orthodox...

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