Italian Customs with Jewish Traditions

Italian Customs with Jewish Traditions

Southern Italian Wedding Customs Based on Ancient Jewish Traditions Thanks to the dogged efforts of Prof. Vincenzo Villella and others, historians now document that following the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and their escape during Inquisition times to...
Jewish Weddings in Gorgeous Greece

Jewish Weddings in Gorgeous Greece

Your Jewish Wedding in Gorgeous Greece For two years now I have had the opportunity of sharing the joys of Judaism on the Greek island of Rhodes.  The oldest synagogue in all of Greece, built in 1577, is located there and the Jewish sites on the island, including a...
Italian Wedding

Italian Wedding

Planning Your Destination Wedding in Italy If you have chosen Bella Italia for your destination wedding, you’ve chosen one of the most beautiful places in the world to “tie the knot.”  Whether it’s a Roman terrace with a Coliseum view, a peaceful setting on Lake...
One Rabbi’s View Same Sex Marriage

One Rabbi’s View Same Sex Marriage

As they walked together toward the bridal canopy, the chuppah in Hebrew, their steps were slow and measured. But it was not only the solemnity of the moment that created the pace. There was something more. Ray’s arm steadied Giorgio while Giorgio’s cane offered them...