Mesader Kiddushin

greenpea-small.jpg Tomorrow morning we’re heading off to Minneapolis for the wedding of my dear friends Gabriel and Rachel.

I have been given the great kavod (honor) of being the mesader kiddushin, the person who performs the wedding ceremony. I’ve never done this before, but I’ve been reading up on it quite a bit the past couple of months. Words can’t begin to describe how excited I am about being involved in such an important day in my friends’ lives.

It’s going to be a pretty traditional service, but with a couple of twists. I’m tempted to call Nicholas up to the chuppah in the middle of the ceremony and ask him to read some love poetry. :-)

The Baal Shem Tov said, “From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.”