McCartney's Jewish ceremony – the full story

McCartney's Jewish ceremony – the full story


norman lebrecht

October 11, 2011

It was not on impulse, nor last minute nerves, that Sir Paul McCartney attended synagogue on the eve of his wedding – on the day of Yom Kippur.

Tomorrow’s JC has the full story. It appears that he booked 15 seats at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue three months in advance to make sure that his bride-to-be, Nancy Shevell, and members of her family did not miss out on the holiest day of the year. And then he joined them himself.

The synagogue had no more than routine security, but that was enough to deter paparazzi.

The party did not stay to break the fast, nor did the happy couple receive a rabbi’s blessing, as reported elsewhere.

"I love her, yeah, yeah, yeah..." Sir Paul and Lady McCartney on Sunday