Facts About Jewish Interfaith Wedding LA

By Frank Price

Finding a soulmate in its own right is not easily done although at times this happens easier than realised in Los Angeles, California. With the advent of the Internet and with it the world becoming a little smaller, Jewish Interfaith Wedding LA happens more often than thought. A need has evolved in this modern era of computers and this need is more so the norm than it was decades ago.

It is difficult to find a Rabbi or Our Teacher as it is translated who will be prepared to officiate. On the Internet however it is not too difficult to find one that well and will be prepared to fly out the celebration if need be. Rabbis who are orthodox in their religion will unfortunately not preside at an interfaith occasion as this goes against their grain of religion.

However there are ways to circumvent these traditions and overcome the problem of two people wanting to be together for eternity. It takes some investigation and this is not so difficult having the Internet at hand and liaising with others who have travelled the same route. A judge is one way of skipping the traditional methods but some may want to include customs with either Jewish flavour or other non-jewish customs. It is all up to the couple.

There are reasons as to why an Orthodox or religious Rabbi will not officiate at a wedding of this kind. With this ring you are consecrated to me according to Moses and all of Israel. These are words that are said by the groom before putting the ring on his betrothed's finger.

This obviously cannot be said at an interfaith wedding where a Rabbi is officiating a kosher or permissible ceremony according to Law. So it is with this in mind that some other vehicle is found to perform this duty on their special day. With this in mind, a lot of research can be done quite easily on the Internet as to what a couple would like included or excluded.

As said, some traditions can be left out or included as preferred. For instance, the Seven Benedictions or Sheva Brachot as they are called in Hebrew, are said at the service and have been said since Biblical times. Another tradition is breaking of the glass. This is stepped on by the groom in memory of the Temples that were destroyed through the history of the Jews.

One of the reasons that interfaith ceremonies are in need today is because of the Internet. There are many dating sites for any religious denomination to get involved in and this is the number one reason that couples find themselves stuck with the problem of interfaith marriages. Years ago, this would not have been a problem in communities that follow the Jewish Religion.

Today it is not difficult to have a mixed marriage as well as the ceremony itself. Many sites on the Internet address these problems and have useful solutions if new to this world. All in all it is an exciting day and many find that throwing in traditions and customs adds to the celebration rather than detracting from it.

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