Editors Note:  This article appears today on the JWI website.  JWI is one of my favorite magazines I heartily recommend a subscription not just for every Modern Jewish Bride, but also for every Modern Jewish Woman! 7 Ways to Make Shavuot Personal Try these creative strategies for adding spirituality, meaning and beauty to your holiday experience. By Aviva Norman Aviva Norman, a senior at Michigan State University, is a summer intern at Jewish Women International….


One of the best things I saw this week was this sweet video from Paula Abdul discussing why she lights the candles each Shabbat. Paula made this video about three years ago as part of Chabad’s Friday Light project, and I vaguely remember seeing it when it premiered. Her lovely thoughts on the mitzvah of candle lighting resurfaced this week because Abdul, now 51, is currently on her first trip to Israel, where she’ll celebrate…


Each Thursday, the Modern Jewish Wedding focuses on a different tradition associated with the Jewish wedding.  Today, the Ketubah! Ketubah Nurita is the leading ketubah artist in Israel.  Her work exhibits in museums in Israel and in USA.  See her creating Ketubot (plural of Ketubah) with hiddur mitzvah!  jewish wedding by zooadv   Check out these pictures from our friends at Ketubah Graphia and artist Aliza Boyer!   Want a Modern Jewish twist on your…


When your life is centered around special events and weddings–there is always a reason to celebrate! Today, the reason everyone is having a party is Bastille Day!  Bastille Day is French National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison, a symbol of the revolution of the modern nation.  In Paris, the day starts, how else?  With a Military Parade!  The day continues with the white picnic (you have to see the pictures) at Versailles…


There isn’t anything not to love about Sarah & Brandon’s Fourth of July wedding at the Retreat at French’s Point (A Knot Best Of Weddings pick for 2011) in Maine. I have seen their pictures and read their story so many times I know it almost as well as my own. This intelligent and well traveled couple chose a 4th of July wedding without the traditional color scheme of red, white and blue. The result…

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