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A Wise Man

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Laura Gee and Daniel Wise.(NYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. A very Jewish week, this edition! The executive director of Keshet! A Jewish Theological Seminary grad marrying a rabbi! And this one barely has a sentence without something Jewish in it. But we look for the most interestingly Jewish announcement, not merely the most, and this week, it is that of Laura Gee and Daniel Wise—yes, that Wise. The groom’s ancestor, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founded Reform Judaism in its U.S. variant as well as its main school, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The scion of the movement’s founder has a wedding announcement otherwise free of the Jewish particulars, religious and otherwise, that you can find in so many others (though a rabbi did officiate), and it is not clear if the bride comes from a Jewish background; these characteristics could be said to reflect the vision of Rabbi Wise. Mazel tov to the happy couple!

Laura Gee, Daniel Wise [NYT]

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This wedding reflects the vision of the Reform Movement; Jewish men marrying shiksas. Having a so-called “Rabbi” officiate this wedding was a joke. This is why the Reform Movement is headed toward extinction.

But man, you can’t fight genetics. Put a beard and hat on that guy and he’d fit into any yeshiva in a second.

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