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Is it ok to make a wedding on any date?

Throughout the cycle of the Hebrew calendar, not every day is sanctioned for the momentous celebration of a Jewish marriage ceremony. As much as the...

Who escorts the bride and groom down the aisle?

A Jewish married couple should escort both the bride and groom to and under the chupah. The most prevalent custom is that this be the couple’s...

Why is it necessary for the bride and groom to be “escorted” to the Chupah?

The bride and groom are escorted to the Chupah1 so that they not become emotionally overwhelmed on their way to be wed. These escorts support and...

Why do people throw sweets at the groom on the Shabbat before his wedding?

The candy throwing ritual is known as an "Aufruf." It is customary to call up (aufruf = the Yiddish word which means to call up) the groom to...

What is the symbolism of the chupah?

First and foremost the chupah (marriage canopy) serves a Jewish legal purpose for the couple getting married. Through the holy chupah and the blessings...

What do Jewish people say during the ring exchange at a wedding?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) blackstream: what do jewish people say during the ring exchange at a wedding? Mrs. Shaffer: there isn't...

Is there any significance in giving a kiddush cup as a wedding gift?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Flora: Meaning of the giving of the kiddish cup at a weddingRabbi...

Disclosing sexual history to the groom and/or officiating rabbi

Rabbi Yosef Loschak: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind Miriam: I am a baalat teshuvah1 and had sex before i became...

Is a child considered Jewish if his parents were not married under a chupah?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Vanna: Hello, I was wondering what is a child considered if his...

Who can/should sign a Ketubah?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Irene: Thank you Rabbi - Who can / should sign a Ketubah? Rabbi...