SHABBAT TIMES, LONDON

I have heard of couples who have both a Masorti and Orthodox ceremony, one after the other. Is that acceptable in the Masorti movement?

By Masorti Judaism 19th Feb 2021

After the wedding, a couple is legally married and cannot marry a second time. To conduct a second ceremony means reciting unnecessary blessings – which is forbidden in Jewish law. Therefore, if a couple has undergone an Orthodox wedding they will not be able to have a subsequent Masorti ceremony. There are cases where Orthodox rabbis ask couples to have a second, Orthodox ceremony after a Masorti wedding. This is a dubious practice which should be discouraged.

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