Daily Archives: February 2, 2014

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Life on the Other Side

About the only thing I recognize about weddings in Israel com- pared to weddings in the U.S. is the stomping of the glass and the loud chorus of “Mazel Tov!” The rest – OH MY GOD! Let’s start with the time. When the invitation says 8 pm with chuppah at 9 pm, you can be…

The Modern Jewish Wedding

Among the most memorable Jewish wedding traditions, “breaking the glass” ranks near the top. At the end of the ceremony, the happy groom stomps a shrouded wine glass with a satisfying crunch (or as I recommend, an easy-to-smash lightbulb), and cheers of “mazel tov” fill the air. But Jewish weddings, from Orthodox to interfaith, present…

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Editor’s Letter

Our cover subject, Judaic artist Sara Harwin, told me that as she explained why she chose visual art as a way to transmit the core values of Judaism. While the project she has spent the past six and half years creating is based on words, she uses imagery to help others understand “the vitality that…

Where Will You Say I Do?

After you say “Yes!” comes your next big decision: where to say “I do.” But before you can decide where you and your fiancé/fiancée want to celebrate your union, you have a lot of questions to consider. How many guests will you have? What is your budget? Will the ceremony be at your synagogue? Will…

The Modern Jewish Wedding

Among the most memorable Jewish wedding traditions, “breaking the glass” ranks near the top. At the end of the ceremony, the happy groom stomps a shrouded wine glass with a satisfying crunch (or as I recommend, an easy-to-smash lightbulb), and cheers of “mazel tov” fill the air. But Jewish weddings, whether Orthodox, Reform, Conservative or…

Buffalo Collection: A beautiful labor of love

For Michael Levenberg, owner of The Buffalo Collection furniture store in Scottsdale, creating a business line that is environmentally correct, beautiful and “made in America” is a dream come true. “My wife, Laura, and I are thrilled to say that we just celebrated our (business) second anniversary. It’s been a lot of hard work, but…

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