Jewish Journal

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

by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

20 hours ago

Lena Silver and Aaron Wolfson are getting married in Los Angeles on Feb. 14. Photo courtesy of Silver and Wolfson/JTA

In December, around the time my wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we received an invitation to an... read full article

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