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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The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Jamie and Max first met at summer camp, but it wasn’t until they went to college at University of Maryland that their friendship became something more. One night after dinner in NYC’s West Village, Max bent down to tie his shoe and said he had a question for Jamie. She thought he was joking about proposing until he presented a beautiful diamond engagement ring! Greeted by family and friends back at…

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The Modern Jewish Wedding Details With Purim right around the corner (March 23, 2016 to be exact), I couldn’t wait to show you this New Jersey Orthodox wedding themed around the holiday. Purim is a joyous day celebrated by dressing up in costumes, giving out gift baskets and enjoying a large festive meal. Jews commemorate the ancient tale of their people being freed from oppression by the Persian Queen Esther. For this bride and groom,…

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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….

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Hard to believe, but, Summer is a comin’! Having an Outdoor Wedding or Reception in the Summer? Here at 10 Tips for a Successful Outdoor Wedding & Reception Hire a Certified Wedding Professional! If you’ve decided on an outdoor wedding and/or reception Hire a Wedding Professional! A planner earns her keep just by nailing down a back up weather plan and putting it into action if the need arises!  Weather effects an outdoor wedding and…

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