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The Mishnah (completed in the second century) records the custom of some Jewish brides to wear a veil.
What are our customs at a Jewish wedding? Where do these customs stem from?
A Bride Describes the Experience of an Orthodox Jewish Wedding
I am having my hair done, my nails, my makeup. But within, I am in a completely different world. My focus is on the new life I am about to embark upon. I keep his picture in my mind, his words in my heart, and his being engraved in my soul. It is my weddi...
Likkutei Sichos, Vol. VI, p. 107ff. I. “And on the third day, when it was morning, there were sounds (Kolos) and lightning; and there was a heavy cloud on the mountain. And the sound (Kol) of the shofar [resounded] very powerfully... And the sound (Kol) o...
Do You Know Your Bride? Why does the groom place an opaque veil over his bride’s face? The father of the first Jewish family, Jacob, was a victim of a last-minute switch. His father-in-law substituted Leah, the older of his two daughters, for Rachel, the ...
The three mysteries of marriage
Eliezer gave Rebecca a ring, betrothing her to Isaac; ever since, rings, circles and enveloping structures have facilitated the union of man and woman. The Kabbalistic masters delve into the mystery of the circle to understand the unifying force that viol...
Something Spiritual on Parshat Vayishlach
Standing under the wedding Chupah, the groom and bride are forgiven of all sins—why?
At the start of the chuppah marriage ceremony, it is customary for the bride to circle the groom counterclockwise (three or) seven times.
Rabbi Tzvi Abba Lerman recalls the special attention the Rebbe gave him in the early 1950s, in connection to his wedding.
The Lost Art of Intimacy
Explore Kabbalistic wisdom on men, women, and marriage and examine the mystical energies of love, relationships, male, female, intimacy, and giving and receiving. Learn the deepest secrets of the cosmos and how they apply to our most physical of human rel...
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