Sure it’s fun to break things, but that’s not the only reason that we break the glass at Jewish weddings! There are many different interpretations of this tradition; we’ve collected three. Watch the video here or on our Youtube Channel.
There’s a lot of emphasis in Judaism on stopping to recognize special moments. Some do this in the form of a prayer or a blessing for the first time they are doing something new. Take a moment to learn this prayer, so the next time you find yourself in a first, you’ll know what to say.
The Jewish wedding canopy, or chuppah, is one of the most recognizably Jewish objects. It is a symbol of intimacy that partners share, and the home they will create. Watch the video here or on our Youtube Channel.
Marriage is about making a strong partnership. The marriage contract, or ketubah, formalizes some of these agreements, and there are many different ways to make it personal. Watch the video here or on our Youtube Channel.
Jewish weddings are full of ritual, solemnity, and… dancing! Watch the video here or on our Youtube Channel. When Hava Nagila starts playing, you don’t want to be the only one in the room who doesn’t know the horah!
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The Lifecycles Project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.
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