The Jewish bridegroom who wouldn’t wear a kippa
Rabbinic voices of decency and integrity are too often drowned out in Israel by the shrill, wicked cries of the religious and ultra-nationalist fanatics. The result: secular Israelis repel Jewish law.
The young bridegroom sitting opposite me is handsome, intelligent, sensitive and charming. He is also secular and strong willed. "I do not want to wear a kippa, or a hat, or a cap under my chuppah", he declares.
His bride blushes and I gulp. I don't believe in religious coercion, but it's not done for an Orthodox rabbi to officiate at a religious service where the principals are...