A Biden Shows Up in ‘Huppah Dreams’
The special vice-presidential edition of our wedding of the week
Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. There are a few compelling possibilities this week, but whom are we kidding? It’s obviously that of Ashley Biden and Howard Krein, married Saturday in a Catholic and Jewish ceremony. The bride is a social worker, the groom is an otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon from New Jersey. (“You see my son there, the one marrying the vice president’s daughter? He’s a doctor.”) The father of the bride joins Al Gore as a vice president whose daughter married a Jew (although Karenna Gore Schiff and Andrew Newman Schiff, a descendant of Jacob, have since divorced). We have yet to have a Jewish First or Second Lady—the closest was Kitty Dukakis. Which means it’s Ashley Biden’s turn to make this right. (Or Chelsea Clinton’s.) Mazel tov to the happy couple!