I'm an orthodox Jewish woman. Not only am I orthodox, but I'm chassidish. Now, most of you by now are wondering what I am doing on The Knot, but I am here for the same reason you are: I'm getting married.
A little background:
I was not raised religious and basically had no Jewish idenity beyond knowing I was Jewish. In fact, I'm the first in my family to be religious in six generations. My chosen (name for groom in orthodox weddings and is pronounced "CH-oo-san") is the first in his family to be religious since the Communitst take over in Russia. However, we've both been religious for years and this is our second wedding.
The reason I'm posting this is because the wedding is constantly on my mind, but I'm boring my friends with constant wedding talk. I've also wanted to open up the floor for those of you interested in what differences can be seen in an orthodox wedding. I am happy to discuss any topic or answer any question regarding Judaism, Orthodoxy and chassidism. My only request is that you show me respect just as I show you respect and do not criticize me for my choices. Judgement is for the Heavenly Tribunal...lets be friends.
My wedding is planned for two days before Rosh HaShannah and it will be held in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Most likely the chuppah will be held right outside 770 like most Lubavitcher weddings.
Add me as a friend! Send me questions! Lets talk weddings!