5 imagessee New York Stories. 1952 Jewish Wedding, Greenpoint, NY The caption reads:Miracle Rabbi's Daughter In Unique Wedding Ritual In New York Leah, beautiful daughter of the noted Miracle Rabbi Solomon Friedlander, has been given in marriage according to ancient and colorful Talmudic rites, to the learned Rabbi Samuel Aschkenazy of Israel. Rabbi Friedlander who arrived in the USA together with his family in 1948, comes from a long line of Zaddikim – miracle rabbis – of Olaszliszka, Hungary. For 500 years these miracle rabbis have worked miracles for their flocks. Now only three are left. Miracle Rabbi Friedlander is one of the present descendants of this long line of wonderworking savants. Three hundred rabbis assembled from all parts of the United States for this occasion, officiated at the wedding.
1 imagePaul Moore Jr. was a bishop of the Episcopal Church and former United States Marine Corps officer. He served as the 13th Bishop of New York from 1972 to 1989. During his lifetime, he was perhaps the best known Episcopal cleric in the United States, and among the best known of Christian clergy in any denomination.
1 imageSun Myung Moon Newsweek cover shoot. 1976 Sun Myung Moon was a Korean religious leader, also known for his business ventures and support for political causes. A messiah claimant, he was the founder of the Unification movement, and of its widely noted "Blessing" or mass wedding ceremony, and the author of its unique theology the Divine Principle.