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It’s Shavuot!  (AKA Michele’s Favorite Holiday) We’re using the holiday as inspiration for your Modern Jewish (& Jew-ish) Wedding Never heard of Shavuot?  Don’t feel bad!  Neither had I until I worked in a Jewish congregation as the in-house wedding coordinator and creating celebrations for the Jewish holidays for the congregation was also part of the job!  What to me was an unheard of holiday, has become my favorite Jewish holiday of the year–that’s right–more…

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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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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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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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Never heard of Shavuot?  Don’t feel bad!  Neither had I until I worked in a Jewish congregation as the in-house wedding coordinator and the celebration of the Jewish holidays was part of the job description!  What to me was an unheard of holiday, has become my favorite Jewish holiday of the year–that’s right–more than Chanukah, Passover and much more than the High Holidays–I LOVE Shavuot! There’s all kinds of significance attached to Shavuot.  Let’s face…

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