Someone Else's Simcha / Shmuel and Re'ut's henna ceremony: Tradition, tradition!
A young couple embraces a traditional Middle Eastern prenuptial rite; the wedding is almost a footnote.
Location: Hod reception hall, Ramle
Time: 7:30 P.M.
In the neighborhood: A sooty street lined with clothing stores (signs in Hebrew, English and Russian) closing down one by one as dusk descends. Jewish and Muslim women with head coverings stroll along one sidewalk. Across the way, the Franciscan church with its massive stone...