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.