Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fashion Friday: Discriminatory edition

In general, I prefer to shy away from controversial or political issues. But recent events have raised the ugly specter of discrimination, and I feel obligated to share my thoughts on the subject.

I’m talking about a very disturbing trend at weddings.

(Why? What did you THINK I was referring to? ;-))

You see, the period between Lag BaOmer and Shivah Asar B’Tamuz is high wedding season here in Israel.

<brief cultural digression>

Note that even without a calendar, one can easily figure out when wedding season has begun.

After all, this is the time of year when Israel’s highways and byways are plastered with those ubiquitous arrow-bearing signs informing you that this is the way to “Guy and Shir’s wedding” or “Liron and Tal’s henna”…


Yet, the problem at many of these weddings (besides the square plates and the frequent lack of seating cards) is that the posts supporting the chupah are often swathed in bolts of heavy white cloth.

Moreover, giant view-obstructing drapery wings frequently fan out to the chupah’s sides.

Which means that the ONLY guests who can watch the entire proceedings are those who are sitting or standing directly in front of the chupah.

And THAT, my friends, is what we call discrimination.


Somebody call the Supreme Court…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


  1. yes, and if it's Liron and Tal, there's no way to know what kind of wedding it is... (since both names can be male or female)...

    We have a country full of "Pat" names.

  2. haha very well done, lady! love (seriously LOVE) the digression and, indeed, everyone should be able to see wedding vows in all of their glory! :)

  3. LeahGG - LOL! :-) I was hoping someone would pick up on that, because that's exactly what I was thinking when I came up with those names! :-)

    Minnesota Mamaleh - Yes, I believe in the US, it's encoded in the [mumble, mumble] Amendment: The Right To See a Chupah in Its Entirety...

  4. That's why many Israelis skip the chuppah and sit down to eat the salads.

  5. Batya - When one can't see (or even hear) what's going on under the chupah and when there aren't even seats at the chupah for the older guests, it's kind of hard to blame those who don't bother and head right to the tables...


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