(Closed) Any non-Jews considering doing the hora?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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redlefgnid:  That would be an interesting article to read. I wonder what justifications someone would have for borrowing serious religious customs.

To me it seems disrespectful to take something that has cultural or relgious significance to another group of people just for funsies. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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j_jaye:  I totally agree with you.  I think it’s a bit more acceptable to borrow from a culture.  For example, my Auntie and Uncle are Australian (my Uncle was adopted so is chinese, but was raised by my grandma and doesn’t have too many ties to China) but they are both experts in Karate and are very interested in Japanese culture, so they had a few Japanese inspired items at their wedding including a traditional Japanese poem.  I however would never borrow from a religion, to me that is disrespectful as these customs have a very deep meaning and if I dont’ believe in the religion, I believe that would be deeply disrespectful.

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Blushing bee

I don’t think it’s disrespectful either. Many wedding traditions have Christian roots and I’m not offended when non Christians do them.

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