Last weekend my niece, Liz, married Scott.
It was a wonderful wedding in which two thoughtful human beings took responsibility for their own futures. Their union was witnessed and supported by the people who matter most – loving families and friends. I was honored to be one of those witnesses.
While I’ve attended many family weddings over the years, this wedding was special because it was my first Jewish wedding. Not only was I able to experience the ceremonial differences, I had the opportunity to confront my own prejudices and incomplete thinking.
I’m grateful for Liz, Scott, my family, and my new extended family – the world just got a little better.