The Beautiful Traditions of a Jewish Wedding
If you have never witnessed a Jewish wedding, there are some beautiful traditions to take in. Many of these are based upon years of teachings and a rich culture. Some are intended to give the newly married couple good luck, while others are to pay homage to ancestors. No matter what the tradition, it all combines to create a truly wonderful way of celebrating a Jewish wedding and beautiful marriage of two people.
First and perhaps most notable is the fact that the wedding is held under a Chuppah, which is an elaborate and very decorative canopy and alter. This not only covers the couple as they are married, but it also is symbolic of their new home that they will share together as a couple. At the center of the wedding are two glasses of wine that will hold special meaning as well.
So Much Rich Tradition To Behold
Special blessings are given by the rabbi over the first glass of wine and then the couple shares it together. Then the second glass of wine is where the very traditional Seven Blessings are provided, and the couple recites these back together to show their united state. The breaking of the glass is when the ceremony ends. This is where the groom steps on the glass to show the couple’s dedication to their Jewish faith. The marriage contract or the Ketubah is what marks the true marriage, and must be signed by two witnesses. The groom and bride circle each other three times to show their dedication to each other and their dedication to Judaism. These rich traditions make for a beautiful wedding and a wonderful start to a marriage as well.