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Columbia Celebrates Its First Chassidic Wedding

The sea of bearded men in black frock coats and fedoras, lifting their voices in ancient Hebrew chants, was the first hint that this was no ordinary South Carolina wedding. Then there was the striking brunette bride, her eyes shielded by a rectangular face covering, led by her parents and grandparents seven times around the [...]

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Bnei Brak - Parents Worry After Entire Girls Seminary Class Not Engaged Yet

The girls in one class in a prestigious girls’ seminary in Bnei Brak are worried about a “wedding drought.” While dozens of girls from other classes are already successfully matched, none of the girls in the class has gotten engaged since the beginning of the year. The 19-year-old girls study in a post high-school track [...]

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Students Learn Recipe to Chabad’s Secret Sauce

If the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement was a guest invited to your wedding, where would it sit? Too religious for your friends. Too freewheeling for the kosher side of the family. Too big for the small-town Federation sorts. You’d gnaw through your manicure before finding it a seat where it would fit with the others. Chabad [...]

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Yes, An Orthodox Rabbi Can “Do” a Commitment Ceremony

Our colleague and teacher, Rabbi Steve Greenberg, is an Orthodox rabbi who will go down in history as being the first Orthodox rabbi to officiate a Jewish commitment ceremony and civil marriage for two men. In a recent article in The Jewish Week, Rabbi Greenberg explained that this ceremony which took place in Washington D.C. [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #4 – November 15, 2011

A beautiful two story building originally built in the 1920’s registered as a historic site by the city of hollywood was recently purchased was recently purchased by Chabad of Northeast Hollywood/Shul of the Lakes will be turned into a Chabad house. Last Wednesday, between a series of understanding Minister Yakov Margi and Rabbi David Stav [...]

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Tzohar wedding crisis resolved

Religious Services Minister Yakov Margi and Tzohar Chairman Rabbi David Stav reached a series of understandings on Wednesday evening, allowing the Modern Orthodox organization’s rabbis to resume their wedding project. The talks between the parties began in the early afternoon hours, concluding with a private meeting between Margi and Stav at the Knesset. Many lawmakers [...]

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Tzohar wedding project shut down

The Tzohar rabbis’ organization is shutting down its flagship marriage project. The Modern Orthodox organization’s management has announced that its volunteer rabbis can no longer register and wed couples – mostly secular – following the Religious Services Ministry’s decision to significantly reduce the number of marriage certificates allotted to Tzohar, as first reported by Ynet. [...]

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Palestine flag outside haredi wedding

One of the most talked about weddings in the ultra-Orthodox sector was held last weekend under a veil of secrecy. Chaya Sara Nehama, 19, granddaughter of the late leader of the extreme Neturei Karta faction, Moshe Hirsch, married 16-year-old Menachem Mendel Reuven.The family became known for its ties with the Palestinian Authority leadership: The father [...]

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Happy Yom Yerushalayim

44 years ago in the Six Day War the IDF took the Old City in a fierce battle and united Jerusalem under a single government. From our point of view as a young Orthodox Yeshiva student at the time, this accomplishment was a great miracle. The old city of Jerusalem under Jewish control meant that [...]

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Orthodox Jewish populations fuel growth in Ramapo

The large spike in the populations of Ramapo’s Orthodox and Hasidic communities fueled a townwide increase of more than 16 percent, according to the latest census figures. The increases made sense to Israel Spitzer, deputy mayor of New Square, the Hasidic village that saw its population increase by 50 percent to a total of 6,944. [...]

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Reading, Writing, and a New Periodical For the Jewish Home

The badchan at Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter’s wedding observed that the choson had learned in Satmar, Vien, Brisk and Lakewood, whose roshei teivos (sovel) indicated that he was a man of tolerance. Many people would regard serial immersions in such different cultures as equivalent to jumping rapidly between the hot mikvah in Boro Park and the [...]

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Israeli Orthodox Rabbi: Lower Marriage Age To 15

The Lobby for Jewish Values and Director of Jerusalem-based Kol HaNa’ar Rabbi Asher Idan has presented a new initiative to lower the marriage age allowed by law. In the past few days, Chairman of the Lobby for Jewish Values Ofer Cohen has approached several members of Knesset from religious factions in order to garner support [...]

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How to Choose a Ketubah for a Jewish Wedding

Deciding on the right Ketubah for your wedding is a personal process. A Ketubah is a type of Jewish prenuptial agreement. The ketubah is an important part of a traditional Jewish wedding. Consult your wedding officiant for the choice of text (Orthodox or Conservative) . Decide on your budget and choose your ketubah. Visit your [...]

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Things to Consider When Planning for a Jewish Wedding

Planning for a Jewsih wedding can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Aside from the usual wedding details, the bride and groom need to consider important factors with regard to the wedding ceremony. Whether you’re planning for an Orthodox, Conservative or Reform wedding, the list below will help you plan for a beautiful [...]

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Tallit Sets – The Perfect Gift for Major Life Milestones

The tallit have a long rich history in the Jewish religion. Directed by the bible to attach tassels to the corners of clothing as a way of remembering God’s commandments, the tallit was developed soon after to help believers keep the law. Tallit sets are great gifts to give to commemorate those special milestones Jewish [...]

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Pardes Rimonim

A Manual for the Jewish Familyby HaRav Moshe D. Tendler Classic presentation of the laws of family purity, including discussion of the wedding, pregnancy, childbirth and nursing, and the halachic import of particular gynecological procedures. Also presents sections on the brit milah and the care of the infant on Shabbat and yom tov. The final [...]

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Torah Mantle

Torah Mantle showcases the beautiful ketubah and Judaica designs of Melissa Dinwiddie. Whether you are looking for an interfaith ketubah, an egalitarian ketubah, a reform ketubah, a Reconstructionist ketubah, a Jewish Renewal ketubah, a ketubah with the Lieberman Clause, a ketubah for an Orthodox wedding, an anniversary ketubah, a ketubah for a gay or lesbian [...]

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The Everything Jewish Wedding Book, 2nd Edition

Rabbi Hyim Shafner Publisher: Adams Media Corporation From reciting the Kiddush (sanctification prayer) to building the chuppah (wedding canopy), the details of a Jewish wedding can be overwhelming! This wedding guide helps newlyweds understand tradition and plan a wedding they’ll cherish forever. Written by a rabbi who has performed many weddings, this informative guide will [...]

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Judaism for Dummies

Rabbi Ted Falcon Ph.D. Publisher: Hungry Minds, Inc. If you want to reconnect with your Jewish heritage, or if you’re just curious about the Jewish experience, then this friendly guide is for you. With a dose of warmth and humor, you’ll discover key Jewish beliefs and traditions, understand the importance of Jewish history, and learn [...]

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