Notes on Getting Married in Israel in a Pandemic

Marriage in Israel has always been allowed during lockdown, even amid the very highest infection rates. So, as quarantine loomed, my then-fiancé and I went on with our plans.

A wedding in Modi’in, Israel during the coronavirus pandemic on August 20, 2020. Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen via Getty Images.

A wedding in Modi’in, Israel during the coronavirus pandemic on August 20, 2020. Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen via Getty Images.

Observation
Jan. 19 2021
About the author

Tamara Berens is a Krauthammer fellow at Mosaic.


In September 2020, as cases of the coronavirus rose, Mosaic’s Krauthammer Fellow Tamara Berens moved to Israel and documented the journey. Three months later, during another spike in cases, she was married. Here, she narrates that process and turns her eye on the country around her.

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