As I plan my wedding, I'm surprised by how often I've been asked whether my fiancé and I will be having a Jewish wedding. Here are some of the Jewish elements we're planning to incorporate into our big day.
When Passover arrived last year, I was nowhere near ready. I felt terrible, in part because Jewish guilt is a powerful, permeating thing, and in part because this was my first time holding a seder in my home. It was all on me, and I’d failed, right off the bat.
Conversion was not an instantaneous event, but a journey that began years before, when I first began to wonder why we fast on Yom Kippur - and it was one that would continue long after I emerged from the mikveh.
Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12