Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 22, 1985 · 21
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22 Fridav, Feb. 22. 1985 Church wedding for interfaith couple By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: In a recent column you stated: "If there is a rabbi or Roman Catholic priest who will perform a mixed marriage in a synagogue or church. I don't know where he (or she) is." Permit me to reply. There are many rabbis and many priests who will officiate. We have had many mixed marriages in our synagogue in the past several years, including many in which clergy of other faiths have participated in the wedding ceremony. Furthermore, the Rabbinic Center for Research and Counseling in Westfield. N.J.. periodically compiles a list of rabbis who will officiate at interfaith marriages. There are 180 rabbis on that list, including more than 50 who will invite other clergy to join them in the ceremony. RABBI JOHN M SHERW OD, TEMPLE EMET, WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF. DEAR RABBI SHERWOOD: I appreciate the helpful information to pass on to mv readers. However. Interested parties should not assume that thev can iust rine up anv rabbi on the list and be assured of an instant marriage ceremony. For ex Jordan officials on visits to explain pact with PLO AMMAN. Jordan (AP) Jordan said Thursday that three of its top officials have traveled to five countries to explain to government leaders the pact Jordan signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization. King Hussein and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat announced Feb. 11 they had agreed on a framework for common action toward a settlement of the Palestinian problem. Jordan's official news agency. Petra. said Jordan's royal court chief, Marwan Qasem, went to Rome on Thursday to meet Italian President Sandro Pertini and Foreign Minister Giulio Andreotti. Qasem met French President Francois Mitterrand in Paris on Wednesday. Jordan's royal court minister. Adnan Abu Odeh, was in Bonn on Thursday to meet West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher after meetings on Tuesday in London with the British foreign secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe. Jordan's foreign minister, Taher , el-Masri, met in Baghdad on Monday with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The framework of the Jordan-PLO accord has not been officially disclosed, but it reportedly calls for an international peace conference on the Middle East, including the Soviet Union and United States, attended by a joint PLO-Jordanian or PLO-Arab delegation. It would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state on the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip confederated in some way with Jordan. In return for withdrawing from the territory it has occupied since the 1967 Israeli-Arab war, Israel would be guaranteed peace. In Cairo on Thursday, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt conferred separately with Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van den Broek and Romania's vice president, Manea Ma-nescu. Government sources said a major topic of his talks with the two visiting European statesmen was how to revive Middle East peace efforts. The official Cairo Radio reported 423-4270 Classified Advertising Department GLOBE-GAZETTE Globe-Gazette Maion City C'rar LaVt, Iowa ample, most rabbis require a premarital conference and enrour-aze a proeram of Jewish studv after the marriage. Some rabbis (not all) reauire a commitment that the couple will establish a Jewish home and-or raise their children as Jews. There are other conditions too numerous to mention here reauired bv some rabbis, but a national list of rabbis who will perform mixed mar-riazes. plus the prerequisites of each, is available free of charge bv writing to: Rabbi Irwin H. Fishbein. Rabbinical Center for Research and Counselinz. 128 E. Dudlev Ave.. Westfield. N.J. 07090. DEAR ABBY: Thank you for recommending the Unitarian Church to the Catholic man and Jewish woman who wanted to marry but couldn't find a priest or rabbi who would perform the ceremony. My Catholic daughter was engaged to a Jewish man, and they, too, were having trouble finding a clergyman of either faith to marry them. They were ready to settle for a justice of the peace when in your column I read about a couple who Hussein the meetings without giving details. But the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mubarak's talks with Van den Broek focused on ways in which the 10-nation European Common Market, to which the Netherlands belongs, can help reactivate stalled Arab-Israeli negotiations. The sources said Manescu gave Mubarak a message from Romanian School staff gets pink slips BOXHOLM (AP) - All 35 faculty and staff members at the financially-troubled Grand Community School District have been given pink slips and told that staff reductions are possible. The School Board voted unanimously last week to give out the pink slips but said it will not make any further decisions on staff size until wage negotiations are completed. Negotiations go to fact-finding this weekend. The teachers are asking for a 5 percent increase and the district wants a wage freeze. Superintendent Claison Groff, who also received a notice of potential termination, said a 2 percent wage increase had been offered but the teachers rejected it. Groff has recommended that staff size be reduced by four full-time teaching positions at the junior high and high school level. Concert group seeks membership OSAGE The Mitchell County Concert Association's annual membership drive will be March 5-15. with Lou Pohle as membership chairman. Three kinds of memberships will be offered during the drive adult $15: student $7.50. and family $35. Admission to the concert series is by membership only. Where can I rent a condo? Where can I sell a cuckoo clock? Where can I buy a unicycle? Where can I find a babysitter? Classified it's waiting for youl were having the same problem. You said, "Try the Unitarian Church." I called my daughter right away and told her what I had read, and she got right on it. She found a Unitarian Church listed in the phone book, called the church and made an appointment with the minister. Then she and her fiance went to see him. First, he gave them both a course in premarital counseling, and then he married them in a beautiful ceremony that included both the Christian and Jewish rituals. 1 hope the couple who wrote to you takes your advice and finds a Unitarian minister as wonderful as the Rev. Robert Jones in Cherry Hills. N.J. I have never attended a more beautiful wedding nor heard a more meaningful service. MRS. D. CRAIG MAGNOLIA N.J. DEAR MRS. CRAIG: Others wrote to praise the Unitarian Universalis! ministers for their non-iudzmental. compassionate attitude. DEAR ABBY: It takes a liberal rabbi and broad-minded priest to itty - tit f 4- " Arafat President Nicolae Ceausescu, who for years has acted as a communication route between the Arab and Israeli sides. Also in Cairo, the semi-official daily Al-Ahram said its Friday edition that Egypt will not retreat from the conditions it laid down for the return of "its ambassador to Israel during Mubarak's scheduled visit to Washington next month. M - Dear x '"A Abby ' : : : v V perform a mixed marriage without going through a lot of red tape. Those in the New York area should investigate the Chapel of the United Nations. It's a beautiful setting! Elsewhere, inquire at the nearest college or university. A rabbi and a priest can be found to perform the ceremony at a non-denominational chapel where the dignity and spirituality of both religions are combined. You don't have to be a young college kid to be married in a chapel on a college campus. Anyone of legal age and up can get married there. 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