A ceremony to honor the groom, held on the Sabbath before his wedding day.
Jews from Central and Eastern Europe
Ritual where the groom puts the veil over the bride's face before a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.
Breaking the glass
Breaking the glass symbolizes the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.
Hebrew for groom
Wedding chuppah - canopyHava Nagila
Traditional song played at Jewish weddings
Wedding guests join hands and dance in a circle as the bride and groom are lifted up in chairs.
Hebrew for bride
Jewish dietary laws
Ketubah Ketubah text - marriage contract
Kiddush Blessing said over the wine
Foods that meet Jewish dietary laws
Ritual bath for brides
Mitzvah Doing a good deed
Sephardic Jews of Spanish, Portuguese and North African descent
Formal engagement contract
Seclusion of bride and groom immediately following wedding ceremony
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