It has been almost 50 years since I met my wife Judy in Jerusalem. She came into my life like the Sabbath queen about to enter the synagogue, with everyone rising and turning toward the door to welcome her in.
There is some small comfort in the fact that Jewish ritual offers many ways to mark life’s significant moments and to acknowledge the complicated mix of feelings that may accompany them. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
When a wedding couple chooses to marry in the synagogue, they make a powerful statement about the path they envision for themselves and their life together. The synagogue becomes “home base,” and the bimah becomes a launching pad for a lifetime of sacred moments.