Can your nuptials reflect your [Jewish, eco-, feminist, political] values? The traditional ways, plus brand new ideas, rituals and approaches for non-traditional, egalitarian, LGBTQ, interfaith, or unexpected Jewish wedding permutations.
In London, Her Wedding Space Reshapes the Whole Experience
by Judy Batalion
What drives a progressive Jewish woman to marry under Orthodox strictures.
Four (Same-Sex, Half-Jewish) Weddings and a Funeral
by Susan Goldberg
The author’s unconventional wedding plans get less conventional as she lets her mother, fighting breast cancer, take over the planning.
How Does A Modern Orthodox Feminist Get Married?
as told to Melanie Weiss, illustrations by Ilene Beckerman
In her own words, a young woman on the brink of the big day reflects on how struggling over just a quarter-inch of the neckline of her wedding dress makes her who she is.
With This Wedding, I Leave Myself Behind
by Leah Lax
Walk with Lax down the aisle. She recounts how she became a bride: numb to the core, observing in minute detail the joy around her that she cannot reach.
Under the African Huppah
by Aliyah Baruchin
A do-it-yourself, interreligious, multicultural wedding.
Two Lesbian Women and Their Pretty Straight Wedding
by Susan Sapiro
The title almost says it all, but read the whole story to see the ceremony they created and to hear what the Orthodox zayde said at the dinner.
Spilling Out Wine: A New Wedding Blessing
by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner
A beautiful new wedding blessing, in English AND Hebrew, that (finally) fills the ethical bill. Clip, save, and fax immediately to your fave rabbi or cantor.