Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Refugee All-Stars

Huppah Dreams

Print Email
A young man dances with a young lady.(Jodi HIlton/nYT)

Each Monday, we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. The nuptials of these two seem to have all the basic goods. And the detail in this announcement in which his mother insists she was the one who introduced them although they don’t remember it is pretty priceless. But let’s go with a slightly more unconventional choice and select that of Chanda Ouk and Matthew Wolf, who were married last weekend in a ceremony blending Jewish and Cambodian traditions.

The groom’s father, Massachusetts’ chief federal district court judge, was involved in efforts to help Cambodian refugees who had fled the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge—people like Ouk and her parents. Inspired by his father and a Cambodian New Year celebration, Wolf adopted this social-justice cause as his own, which in turn brought the family closer to Ouk. The course of true love never did run smooth, but many years later, they started dating (while at Martha’s Vineyard, natch), and now here they are. Judging from the picture, featuring the groom’s grandmother and the bride’s nephew, the two families get along famously. And, I mean, come on, she went to Brandeis! Mazel tov to the happy couple.

Chanda Ouk and Matthew Wolf [NYT]

Print Email
Sderot says:

This is not a Jewish wedding. It’s an intermarriage which doesn’t bode well for the future of the Jewish community.

Bill Pearlman says:

It isn’t a Jewish wedding. Not even close.

Moishe says:

Oh get over yourselves.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Refugee All-Stars

Huppah Dreams

More on Tablet:

How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help

By Charlotte Bonelli — In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate