Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is news?

I just noticed this news story on AP.

I guess that this highlights the gulf between a traditional Jewish viewpoint of the world and non-Jewish values.

In the Torah observant community, a couple who refrain from kissing (or touching) before marriage is hardly front page news material.

Chicago couple wait for first kiss at the altar

Sat Nov 29, 5:04 pm ET
CHICAGO – Won't kiss on the first date? How about waiting until marriage?

Chicagoans Melody LaLuz and Claudaniel Fabien shared their first kiss Saturday at the altar. The two teach abstinence at the city's public schools and practiced what they preached to their teenage students.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the couple had never kissed and that they had never been alone together in a house.

A friend of LaLuz says wedding guests cheered and stomped during the two-minute smooch between the 28-year-old bride and the 30-year-old groom.

LaLuz and Fabien say they have no worries about how they will spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,

source: AP

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