- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
It seems silly, and some of you may scold me for even asking, but I want to incorporate some Jewish traditions in our ceremony, but have never been a practicing Jew…
Some history: My grandfather was born to a jewish family in Germany shorlty before WWII broke out, and ended up fleeing to Russia and then to Canada after the war by himself as a young boy so he never really got brought up in the religion… When he married my Grandma they raised my father under her relgion (christianity) and my mother is also a christian. I was baptised, did the whole first communion thing in a christian church but was always interested in Judaism…
I haven’t actually attended church since I was about 12 (I know I know shame on me!) so our wedding won’t be in a church or overly religious, but I’d like to incorporate some of my familiy’s history (i.e. Judaism) in the ceremony… just small touches liike a chuppa, or the breaking of the glass, or walking around the groom, because I feel it is a small part of me and my family, and the last name I am giving up has a rich jewish history.
We are inviting some jewish friends/family, but I don’t think the really orthodox ones will be able to come because our wedding is on the sabbath. I would hate for them to attend and be offended by the ceremony, so would it be offensive and wrong for me to incorporate another religion in the ceremony?