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Margee Talks Wedding Tradition

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Learning about Weddings? When Margee and her partner decided to get married, it was important to them to have a traditional Jewish wedding. Despite the obvious nontraditional part of their wedding – they were two women planning a lesbian marriage. It took a lot of conversations to decide why and how to use traditional, Hebrew, religious language as a way to affirm their unique place in the Jewish community.

In the words from the Rabbi who tied this sacred knot between Margee and Kate, “The gift of this couple’s love is more than “tolerance,” more than “social inclusion” – it is holy. Jewish law has always striven to create wider circles of belonging, and it is good to that what was once within and now beyond Jewish acceptability has been replaced by the holiness of two women in Jewish covenantal relationship.”

This particular video is part of a larger series exploring the basics of Jewish Lifecycles. Jewish tradition is often specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the conversations in this series explores the array of choices people make in interpreting ritual today. To learn more about Jewish Wedding traditions, Jewish Mourning Traditions and Jewish Baby Traditions please take a look at our collection of 20+ videos about rituals – old and new – presented through animation and interviews, here on our site.

 

Gratitude for Jewish Wedding Videos

The Lifecycles Project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports groups like G‑dcast that contribute to a thriving community enhancing the quality of life for all. Many additional thanks to our G‑dcast writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators for working so hard on this project. A very specific thank you from everyone at G‑dcast to Camille Angel, Barbara Barza, Mayana Bonapart, Ben Bromfield, Rachel Brodie, Blaire Brown, Tammy Chang, Menachem Creditor, Lisa Finkelstein, Danielle Foreman, Roni Handler, Peter Kachtik, Stu Kelman, Julie Bernstein Klein, Deborah Kolben, Sarah Lefton, Chai Levy, Rachel Levinson, Aaron Mandel, Liz Nord, Russel Neiss, Matthue Roth, Emily Savage, Matt Savage, Dan Schifrin, Jeremy Shuback, Ilana Sichel, Lindsey Silken, Jeanne Stern, Oren Stevens, Brett Vanderbrook, Marilyn Wacks, Lesley Wynn, Leah Yamshon and David Zeeman.

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