(Closed) Jewish Bees – Please Help!

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

what branch of judaism is your husband? there’s no equivalent of the convalidation, but if he’s reform no such thing is necessary. you would just need a simple ceremony with a ketubah and a chuppah, the only requirements for a jewish marriage. most conservative and orthodox rabbis would not consider what you have a jewish marriage or a jewish family, even if you have a ketubah or chuppah. they’re not usually keen on interfaith marriages. you need to talk to a rabbi (reform) to see what he/she thinks.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Would the Catholic church even recognize a marriage between a Catholic and a Jew? I don’t see that happening. There’s not really a ceremony like that in Judaism that I know of. There’s just the wedding and the auf ruf the Shabbat before. 

However, I don’t know how I would feel, as a Jew, having my marriage blessed in the way that you’re wanting. As strict as the Catholic church is about this stuff, it’s a little…hmm…I don’t wanna say “anti-Judaism”….but it’s definitely not Kosher. There are plenty of Reform synagogues that welcome inter-faith couples, though, if that’s what you guys are wanting!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@GirlWithARing: Ahh…I didn’t know there were non-sacramental convalidations. I meant I wouldn’t want my marriage blessed in a Catholic church. Then again I wouldn’t marry a non-Jew, so that takes care of that. I can understand why he isn’t excited about it. I would compare it to a baptism. Not Kosher. BUT–if it’s your church recognizing it as an interfaith marriage, then that eases it up a little. 

And no, I don’t think a rabbi would want to do a chuppah ceremony with a couple that’s already married. Jews don’t even have rehearsals (traditionally) because time under the chuppah together is sacred. You do that ceremony once (well, you’re supposed to). You could ask, but I’ve never heard of that happening.

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