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True Story: I'm Planning My Bat Mitzvah And My Inter-Faith Wedding At The ...

Six weeks ago, when I sat down with my Rabbi in anticipation of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I was most nervous to tell him that I was in love with a WASP—who happens to be the kind, caring person I’m marrying .

Before I could be officially accepted into the religious education program—which would consist of six sessions with Torah discussions, guest speakers, lots of falafel, one community service project, one full, 24-hour Shabbos, and the option for a (very reform) Bat Mitzvah (something I, while Jewish , had never had)—I had to get the Rabbi’s approval. 

After answering some very basic questions about my background and why I wanted to take the class, I had a few questions of my own: Would the Rabbi view me differently knowing I’m marrying outside the religion? Would I stick out like a sore thumb in these classes? Would I be transported back to some sort of middle school social environment where the cool kids are the most Jewish, most familiar with the Torah and, oh yeah, most open to marrying other Jews? 

Westeros Explainer: The 10 Questions You Had About the 'Game of Thrones ...

1. Whose sword is that and why are they making it into two swords and why is Valyrian steel the best kind of steel and why was the first sword so big?

A little history: Valyria was the capital of a great empire that was destroyed 400 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The weaponsmiths of Valyria knew special techniques for making steel for swords—methods involving magic spells and dragonfire that made the swords lighter and sharper than other blades. These methods were lost when the city was destroyed, so nowadays, the few existing swords made from Valyrian steel are extremely valuable and almost all owned by great houses.

One of these was the Starks’ greatsword, whose name in the books is Ice (most of the important swords in Westeros are given names, so apparently most swordsmen are “cunts,” according to the Hound). We saw this sword in the very first episode of the very first season, when Ned beheads the man who deserts the Night’s Watch. It was later used by the executioner of King’s Landing, Ser Ilyn Payne (one of the people on Arya’s nightly recited hit list) to behead Ned himself. Remember that? Fun times.

After 86 years, Max's orphan wish comes true

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Valentine's Day 2014 @ Wheeler's Yard

Actually, I've never felt such a strong desire (the term "need" may even be apt) to check a cafe off my "Cafes To Visit" checklist. In fact, I kinda picture my wedding reception (when the time comes) as one filled with a rustic/vintage-inspired vibe. There are rarely any rustic-inspired cafes/places in Singapore. I adore places that ooze a rustic charm. I've been wanting to visit Wheeler's Yard for awhile now....

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Makeup & Skin care, High-End & Drugstore Haul!

 I bought a replacement bag of cotton balls from boots, I use these to remove my nail polish and I also bought some double sided cotton rounds, I prefer these over other brands I've tried.  From Sainsburys I bought some large cotton squares from the Boutique line to replace the cotton ovals, they were better value - fingers crossed they aren't scratchy.  The candles you see are "Velvet Amber" and "Golden Fig".  I've burnt some of the Velvet Amber and they are...

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Unique And Fun Gifts For Your Bridesmaids

When planning your wedding, think about what type of alcohol serving you want, and what type will be the most cost efficient. The open bar option is the most costly of choices and the cost can be prohibitive for many couples but do not feel bad if you cannot afford it. Ask the venue you’re thinking of having the wedding at about the different types of alcohol they serve,... If you cringe at the thought of purchasing an extremely expensive yet incredibly unhealthy wedding cake, there are other options available. Some specialty bakeries also ship fresh, low-cal cupcakes and healthy fare, like gluten-free options if you so desire....

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