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The Gimpel With a Song in His Heart

Huppah Dreams

Marc Tracy
May 31, 2011

Each Monday (or, after holiday weekends, Tuesday), we choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from that Sunday’s New York Times Weddings/Celebrations section. This week, we have the nuptials of Jamie Schiff and Jason Sperling. The bride’s father wrote a two-act opera based on the Isaac Bashevis Singer story “Gimpel the Fool;” you can listen to a short excerpt here. The bride’s mother is a cantor. And the groom works in the nearly as Jewish entertainment industry, at a special-effects company that does work for the hit AMC series The Walking Dead. Mazel tov to the happy couple!

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.