Sanctifying Intimate Relationships

Intimate relationships bring two people together in a unique emotional and physical connection. This is something to celebrate, whether through the public festivity of a wedding, or in the private reflection of immersion in the mikveh. Sanctifying our intimate relationships elevates these unions and gives them a context of meaning and joy.


By Joshua Yan and Alison Engel
The tena'im document, a prewedding contract of the conditions on which the marriage will stand, is an Ashkenazic tradition of engagement. Here is one example.   more

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Tena'im (Engagement) Ceremony

By Joshua Yan and Alison Engel
A tena'im ceremony based on a traditional version but using a new tena'im contract spelling out the couple's mutual obligations in marriage   more
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