Post # 1
My FH is Jewish, although not religious. I am firmly agnostic. In order to appease all of our relatives, we are incorporating aspects from both of our backgrounds.
I’ve been looking around for Jewish readings (other then the 7 Blessings) that we could incorporate into our ceremony. We are doing three readings, one christian, one jewish and one secular one.
Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
Post # 3
Definitely check out http://www.interfaithfamily.com – they have a wedding guide. The URL is http://www.interfaithfamily.com/life_cycle/weddings/Sample_Ceremony_Structure.shtml.
There are some great recommendations for readings, prayers and other Jewish rituals you can incorporate into an interfaith wedding.
Post # 4
You can always look for some verses in the Song of Songs, which is poetry attributed to King Solomon. Some of it is a bit racy, but a lot of the verses are really beautiful (“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” comes from here!)
Post # 5
A popular one from RUTH is used in many Jewish AND Christian ceremonies:
Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me
Post # 6
Thanks for the post and suggestions. I am in the same boat – but backwards!