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Larry Slater and Jeremy Erdreich.(NYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. While there were several good candidates this week, it has not been lost on us that Huppah Dreams has yet to highlight a same-sex marriage, and we are glad that ends today. The nuptials of Alabamans Larry Slater and Jeremy Erdreich—they were already legally married, while a religious ceremony is next weekend—will in the end be recognized by both religious and legal authorities: They were married in Massachusetts, one of the five states that fully recognize same-sex marriages; and their religious ceremony will be at Birmingham’s Temple Emanu-El, a Reform shul and therefore one that, under Reform doctrine, also recognizes same-sex marriages. No Univeral Life whatever required. Mazel tov to the happy couple!

Larry Slater and Jeremy Erdreich [NYT]

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Gene says:

Is that a joke? This is a prime reason why reform “Judaism” is not a Judaism. Do you really think that if you will repeat the lie many times it will become true? How about the one in the heaven – do you think you can deceive him too?

Andrew Ramer says:

Mazal tov Jeremy and Larry.

Mark says:

Gene, don’t rain on someone else’s parade, they are happy, they are Jews learn to say Mazal Tov, we should only have simchas even if its something against your up bringing, forget about reform we are talking about the happiness of two people ad 120.


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