Elements of a jewish wedding

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elements of a jewish wedding

New Jewish Wedding, Revised by Anita Diamant

The Definitive, Completely Up-to-Date Guide to Planning a Jewish Wedding
Since its original publication in 1986, The New Jewish Wedding has become required reading, assigned to engaged couples by Conservative, Reform, and Reconstruc-tionist rabbis alike. In this new revision, Anita Diamant, one of the most respected writers of guides to Jewish life, continues to offer step-by-step guidance to planning the ceremony and the party that follows -- from hiring a rabbi and wording the invitation to organizing a processional and hiring a caterer. She also includes:

A new chapter focusing on converts, non-Jews, and same-sex couples
Essential Web sites
All new art, with examples of ketubot, invitations, and other wedding paraphernalia
New poems and new translations of the seven wedding blessings

Complete, authoritative, and indispensable, The New Jewish Wedding is a must-have resource for anyone who wants a wedding that combines spiritual meaning and joyous celebration.
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Jewish Wedding Traditions

A Jewish wedding has two major sections: erusin (betrothal) and nissuin ( marriage). The central part of erusin is the exchange of rings.
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But 2, years ago norms were quite different. Modern liberal ketubot plural are typically spiritual, not legal, covenants between both partners, and ketubot honoring same-sex and interfaith couples abound. Many couples frame their ketubah for display. Some rabbis ask couples to have a ceremonial ketubah signing 20 to 30 minutes before the beginning of the wedding ceremony, though the timing can vary. A ketubah signing is a great event at which to have state marriage license documents signed as well. In traditional Jewish weddings the entire wedding party processes down the aisle, with the rabbi going first or simply starting the ceremony waiting at the chuppah wedding canopy. In heterosexual weddings, the processional typically continues with the groomsmen walking single file, followed by the best man, and then the groom with parent s on either side of him.

Sep 23 23 Elul Torah Portion. Learn the deeper significance of a Jewish wedding, and print out a copy for the wedding guests, too!
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Juliet Rose. Whether you grew up immersed in the Jewish religion and culture or barely attended temple, you may wish to incorporate Jewish wedding traditions into your big day. Depending on your subculture Ashkenazi or Sephardic , your level of orthodoxy, and whether or not you are marrying a fellow Jew , these traditions may be optional or mandatory. At this ceremony, either the groom or the couple together are called up to recite an aliyah , or special blessing recited before and after the reading of the Torah. The rabbi will then bless the couple and their impending union. Guests may toss candy to the groom or couple to celebrate, and there may be a small reception following. Depending on the Jewish community to which they belong, some Jewish couples fast on the day of their wedding.


  1. Matthieu D. says:

    There are many different elements to a Jewish wedding ceremony, here we will walk you through them and how you can incorporate them into your interfaith.

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