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We’re throwing it back to one of our favorite Modern Interfaith Celebrity Weddings! 5 Jewish Wedding Customs Chelsea Clinton did at her Wedding that you can modify and use too! When Chelsea Clinton married her long-time boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky last July she incorporated several trends you can modify to your own wedding tastes. 1.  Have two clergy!  That’s right, even if you’re not having an Interfaith Wedding you can have a rabbi and a cantor. …

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Getting Married on Lag B’Omer (TODAY)? It’s the perfect day for a Modern Jewish Wedding I know, it’s a Thursday!  Not many people we know who get married in the middle of the week.  But, today in Israel will be one of the most popular wedding days of the year.  Because, it is Lag B’Omer, literally meaning, “the 33rd day of the Omer.” The day is celebrated with community, bonfires, wine, sweets & weddings (of…

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On those occasions when Mr. MJW and I get to spend nights out on the town sans teenage daughter it sucks when the enjoyment is hampered by rude guests. For a cultural event, like a Jewish wedding (bar or bat mitzvah or other lifecycle), it can be difficult to know how to be a good guest. Especially, if you don’t know the minhag.  (Minhag are the customs and manners accepted at each venue!) Here are…

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It was Lag B’Omer? The day is celebrated with community, wine, sweets & Weddings, which are prohibited during the rest of the Omer. (More on that later!) We celebrate the day with bonfires, picnics, music and sporting events.  Any holiday where you’re encouraged to barbecue, eat potatoes and roast marshmallows is a good one for us!  How about enjoying some S’mores? In celebration of the holiday our friends over at ChallahCrumbs shared a potato salad…

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What makes a Jewish Wedding Jewish? Gut instinct what’s your answer? The chuppah!  Stomping on the glass!  The hora! Would it surprise you to know those are Jewish traditions that have nothing to do with the “Jewishness” of the actual wedding ceremony?  In fact, many of our Jewish wedding traditions are having crossover appeal to weddings of other faiths. What truly makes a Jewish (or Interfaith) wedding all its own are the Jewish Wedding vows….

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