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Monday Mazel: Hurricane Irene Vs. Jewish Weddings

While Hurricane Irene was certainly the bitchy, soap opera-esque diva we all imagined she’d be, we at the Jewcy HQ like to look beyond common day devastation and find the simcha. I thought I’d start with the New York Times Wedding Section, reporting to you by candlelight in my power-less abode having pre-loaded all my browser windows standing outside my closed local Starbucks.

Upon searching for the cream filling in all the moping Irene has incited, it seemed as though the Rabbis in our fair tri-state area were off duty this weekend, leaving those who officiate interfaith unions to do all the work. Apparently all the Jews within range of the Times’ radar were sitting out the weekend wedding circuit as well, too afraid Irene would wreak havoc on their chuppahs. And so, let us toast the two (yes- two!) Jewish men who were more concerned with true love than Irene the she-devil’s winds and warnings.

Eric Rosenbaum and Brian Sprague wed this past weekend at the Gramercy Park Hotel; two interfaith ministers officiated their ceremony. Rosenbaum, “47, is the chief of the DNA Prosecutions Unit in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office Special Victims Bureau in Kew Gardens. He also is on the legislative committee of the New York State District Attorneys Association; he specializes in policy and legislative development in the areas of forensic DNA, sexual assault and family violence.” Sprague, 39, is the director of financial reporting and analysis at the law firm Sullivan & Crowell in Manhattan. Our hopes for this couple, besides that they live a life full of health and happiness together, is that their impressive resumes and elegance in their venue make Irene feel as insignificant as an April shower.

In other interfaith nuptial news, Dr. Nina Mukhopadhyay and Matthew Gadiel Meyersohn were married Saturday evening at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston. “Rabbi Lev Ba’esh officiated, with Dilip Chakravarty, a friend of the bride’s family, conducting the part of the ceremony that included Hindu traditions.” Cool job alert! – Mr. Meyersohn, also 30, is the director of player development and community relations for the Boston Celtics. Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s smarts seem to be as sky high as her new hubby’s cool factor – she is a resident in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University. The Meyersohn’s thanked their seven foot tall, Ivy League educated wedding party by announcing – “Celtics tickets and straight A’s for everybody!” halfway through their reception.

A final mazal (and hearty thanks!) to all of you who have power post-Irene’s wicked PMS and are choosing to use it reading this here Monday Mazal!

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