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When Margee and her partner decided to get married, it was important to them to have a traditional Jewish wedding. Despite the obvious nontraditional part of their wedding – they were two women planning a lesbian marriage. It took a lot of conversations to decide why and how to use traditional, Hebrew, religious language as a way to affirm their unique place in the Jewish community.
In the words from the Rabbi who tied this sacred knot between Margee and Kate, “The gift of this couple’s love is more than “tolerance,” more than “social inclusion” – it is holy. Jewish law has always striven to create wider circles of belonging, and it is good to that what was once within and now beyond Jewish acceptability has been replaced by the holiness of two women in Jewish covenantal relationship.
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