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….


Your Jewish Wedding Vows:  An Inside Look Anyone who saw the tearjerker movie, The Vow, surely agrees, vows are a very beautiful, charming and important section of the wedding ceremony. ‘Through thick and thin,’ ‘Love is blind,’ and  ‘In sickness and in health,’ are just a few of the traditional non Jewish wedding vows you have probably heard. Many Modern Jewish & Jew-ish brides and grooms even opt to write their own personalized vows. Staying…


“mmm…sundae bar. They had to beat guests off with a stick to keep them from attacking the ice cream before it was time. I’m now totally addicted to Three Twins cookies and cream and its 100% these guys’ fault!”  Leave it to event professionals like the ones involved in this wedding to incorporate a trend setting concept like a sundae bar!  Kudos to the impeccable Jenne Hohn of Hohn Events.  Of course, the couple’s incredible…


Editors Note: This article is reposed with permission from author & artist, Betsy Teutsch and the Jewish Exponent.  It originally appeared in JE on June 02, 2011 Betsy Teutsch The drafting table where I have been perched, creating ketubot for the past 37 years, has proven to be a ringside seat for detecting trends in the Jewish community. In honor of June, which was once peak wedding month and still is a popular time to…


When Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky the couple stayed true to honoring both their faiths–his being Jewish and hers Methodist.  See the pictures and read more of the details. Here you can watch the Today show debrief with celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie and Matt Lauer of the Today show. Today Show Discusses Chelsea Clinton Wedding

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