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I'm planning my dream wedding but it seems to be turning out as a nightmare for everyone else. I want to get married on the beaches in Hawaii but a number of our family members can't travel that far or afford it. While it is very important for me to have ...
A couple can get married on the three days in between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Holding a wedding on the day immediately before Sukkot is technically permitted, however Rabbi Abraham Gombiner (17th century Poland) writes that since the meal can easily encroa...
Question: Recently I attended a Chassidic wedding in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. My question is, why are men and women separated by a partition? Answer: It must have been quite an experience for you to attend a Chassidic wedding! The reason for the partition...
The Mishnah (completed in the second century) records the custom of some Jewish brides to wear a veil.
At the start of the chuppah marriage ceremony, it is customary for the bride to circle the groom counterclockwise (three or) seven times.
The idea that there is a problem with the bride also giving the groom a ring seems absurd to me. Surely I have as much say in the agreement to be married as my husband-to-be?
The officiating rabbi at a wedding, known in Hebrew as the mesader kiddushin, has two primary functions: The first and primary function of the rabbi is to ensure that the entire wedding is properly conducted according to Jewish law and custom. He makes su...
I was just at a friend’s wedding who I haven’t seen since college and who has become Orthodox. At the wedding, they never held hands and didn’t even kiss at the end of the ceremony. Is this how a couple that is supposedly in love acts?
According to Jewish law, weddings are not scheduled for Chol Hamoed (whether the Chol Hamoed of Passover and Sukkot). The Talmud Moed Katan 8b. explains the reason for this injunction: "We do not confuse joy with joy." A wedding is a joyous occasion, and ...
Everyone knows that Jewish weddings take place under a chupah under the open skies. But no one I ask seems to know why. Is there a reason for this?
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