national macaroon day

5 ways to incorporate these tasty treats into your Modern Jewish Wedding Today is National Macaroon Day.  Macaroons are small unleavened cakes (Kosher for Passover, anyone) with a crispy outer layer and a moist, chewy center.  According to The Nibble, the first macaroons were almond meringue cookies similar to today’s amaretti, with a crisp crust and a soft interior. Because they are made from egg whites and almond paste (with no flour or leavening agent…

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Memorial day weekend mentally marks the start of summer! The end of school, swimming, summer camp, vacations, fireworks and the lazy, hazy days of summer loom ahead of us with expectancy.  Usually, a wedding being officiated by a Jewish clergy has signaled the start of wedding season.  (A weekend with a Monday off is always a blessing for a couple who wants a Sunday wedding with a reception that goes all night!) What better way…


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…


The Modern Jewish Wedding Details Happy #WeddingWednesday.  With summer just around the corner we’re ready for vacation (as if you couldn’t tell from our month long series on fabulous destination weddings).  Let’s recap all of the amazing May Destination Modern Jewish Wedding features:  Grand Cayman (which gave MJW subscribers a very special offer), advice from The Honeymoonist with top tips on planning your destination wedding, yesterday’s desert destination wedding in Scottsdale and beauties from Seattle…

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The Modern Jewish Wedding Details May is MJW’s month of Destination Weddings & Honeymoons.  And, we’re continuing our features with this desert beauty.  We’re big fans of the sunflowers on the chuppah (and carried by the flower girls) and cocktail length serenity blue bridesmaids’ dresses for this outdoor wedding that took place in the fall season. Hillary and Andrew traveled from their home on the east coast to Scottsdale for their desert destination Modern Jewish…

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