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How long after a divorce or the death of a spouse may the surviving spouse remarry?

A woman who is divorced (i.e. she received a Get [Jewish divorce document]) or widowed, must wait ninety days (not including the day of death/divorce, or...

Why does the groom arrive at the chupah before the bride?

Many Jewish wedding laws and customs find their origins in the grandest wedding the world has ever witnessed--the marriage of G-d to His beloved bride...

Why does the bride circle the groom beneath the chupah?

Several reasons have been given for this custom.1 According to Kabbalah, the circling symbolizes the lofty "encircling" G-dly light (Or Soveiv)...

What is the origin of the Badeken tradition?

The custom of covering the bride's face with a veil originated with our Matriarch Rebecca, who covered her face with a handkerchief when meeting her...

Is a "double ring" wedding ceremony okay?

A wedding ring is symbolic of many spiritual concepts and truths, and there are many laws and customs pertaining to it. It is interesting to note that...

Are there any dates which are especially auspicious for getting married?

While the menu, band, and floral arrangements will remain sweet memories of your wedding, more important is the date you wed, which will have lasting...

What ritual wedding differences are there between first and subsequent marriages?

The following differences – some of which are law, others custom – only apply when both spouses had been previously married: • On the...

What is the procedure of the Sheva Brachot recited beneath the chupah?

After the reading of the ketubah, we are ready to focus on the next and final stage of the marriage ceremony, the nisu’in,1 which is effected by the...

What role does the ketubah play in the chupah ceremony?

It is customary for the ketubah to be read aloud after the groom places the ring on the bride’s finger. Reading the ketubah has no halachic...

What is a ketubah?

The ketubah is the wedding contract which features the husband’s various obligations to his wife.1 The focal point of the document is the financial...