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Miriam and David Solomon Wedding, 1942

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Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.
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Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.

Miriam and David Solomon Wedding, 1942

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Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.
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Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.

Miriam and David Solomon Wedding, 1942

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Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.
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Solomon, Rayman
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Solomon, Rayman
Miriam and David Solomon with family members, on their wedding day in 1942.
Courtesy of Ray Solomon.

Gay, Jewish New Yorkers: Mazel tov to the newlyweds!

Maybe you’ve heard: As of last Sunday, same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York. The law, which passed in June, went into effect over the weekend.

Let’s recap some of the Jewish highlights this new law brought about, shall we? There are quite a few of them!

Domestic Abuse: “That Doesn’t Happen Here”

I confess that even at age 26, my usual reading list consists of young adult science fiction novels, usually set in the future (see: The Uglies series, The Hunger Games series, The Mortal Instruments series, and so on. Stop judging me – I want to be a YA author!) Recently, though, I challenged myself to break out of my comfort zone and read a few more adult novels, which led me to “The Murderer’s Daughters.”

"Donovan's Big Day" front Cover by Lesléa Newman

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The front cover of Donovan's Big Day by award-winning author of Mommy, Mama, and Me and Heather Has Two Mommies Lesléa Newman, with illustrations of Mike Dutton.

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The front cover of Donovan's Big Day by award-winning author of Mommy, Mama, and Me and Heather Has Two Mommies Lesléa Newman, with illustrations of Mike Dutton.

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New York's Big Day

We were thrilled to see gay marriage pass in New York this weekend, just in time for the release of Lesléa Newman’s new book, Donovan's Big Day. Lesléa Newman is the author of the classic children's book Heather Has Two Mommies, which has helped a generation of childern see their families represented in the books they read. Her new book takes the work a step further by familiarizing the experience of watching one's parents get married.

Rabbi Kleinbaum at Gay Marriage Demontration

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Rabbi Kleinbaum at a gay marriage demonstration.
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Rabbi Kleinbaum at a gay marriage demonstration.
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Reinventing Rituals: June, a month of Pride and same-sex marriages

June is full of irony: not only is June Pride month, but it is also the unofficial start to wedding season. So many are still fighting for equal marriage. As I write this, lawmakers in Albany are struggling to garner enough votes to make same-sex marriage legal in New York state (see resources to get involved at the end of this post).

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum stands up for gay marriage in the face of Jewish prejudice

Yesterday a scuffle broke out between a group of Rockland Hassidic men and Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. The incident occurred during a protest outside the New York state senate where a gay marriage bill is currently under debate.

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