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Jewish Wedding, The

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"שהכל ברא לכבודו... יוצר האדם... משמח ציון בבניה" “Who has created all things for His glory... Who formed man... Who gladdens Zion with her children.” QUESTION: What connection do the first four berachot have with a wedding? ANSWER: Just as Hashem created...
Romantic Love as an Ideal With new-found freedom, a wider intergenerational gap, heightened mobility, greater individuality, and expanded opportunities for employment and travel, the fever of romantic love grew contagious and in time became the dominant c...
The symbolic consummation of the wedding takes place in a private room after the ceremony. This is not custom, but a firm requirement of the law that must be testified to by witnesses. It is the final act of chuppah that seals the marriage. When the coupl...
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