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Chupah: (lit. "canopy"); (a) the canopy under which a wedding ceremony is solemnized; (b) the wedding ceremony
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The chuppah represents the new home, new life of two people bound together by marriage. To me, the chuppah also symbolizes the protection and love of the Creator.
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