Hindu-Jewish Wedding: David Bear & Ami Desai, Edgefield McMinnamins, May 20th

Joanie co-officiated this remarkable wedding with Swami Jagadish, a Hindu priest! The Hindu community present, mostly from Los Angeles, was so very interested in the ways in which the Jewish and Hindu ceremonies had some similarities - the mandap and chuppah (bridal canopies) had similar meanings; the 7 circles around the fire (Hindu) and the 7 Wedding Blessings (Jewish) - plus it was such a treat to hear both Hindu and Hebrew being spoken in the same ceremony!

No comments: