I’m Jewish and my partner is not. We’d like to have a Jewish wedding and plan to raise a Jewish family. Will a Reform rabbi or cantor officiate at our wedding?
Historically, since the Rabbinic period (post 70 CE), Jewish status was passed down by the mother.
The requirement that we rest on Shabbat is explained by the Torah according to two broad themes.
Jewish tradition holds that since life is a gift from God, it is to be cherished until its last moments.
The canopy under which Jewish couples stand when they are married is called a chuppah. The chuppah represents the new home a couple establishes through their marriage.