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May children attend the wedding of their parent's second marriage?

The prevailing custom is that children of the bride and groom do not attend the chupah ceremony (they may attend the reception)—possibly out of...

What is the appropriate attire for a woman attending a Chassidic wedding?

A beautiful skirt or dress which cover the knees, a blouse which doesn't have a low neck-line and sleeves which cover the elbows.

What is Jewish custom regarding splitting the costs of a wedding?

Jewish law does not dictate the manner in which wedding costs are divided. The age-old Jewish custom in many communities, however, is that the groom's...

Why do some grooms wear a white "kittel" under the chupah?

Indeed, it is customary in Ashkenazi communities for the groom to wear a kittel during the chupah ceremony.1 There are several reasons for this custom,...

Why doesn't the bride wear any jewelry to the chupah?

Actually, the groom, too, is not supposed to be wearing any jewelry during the wedding ceremony, and the symbolism behind this custom is very interesting....

Why does the groom break the glass - why not the bride?

I have not seen it explained anywhere why it is the groom who breaks the glass. Perhaps the reason is because it is the groom's obligation to make his...

Why do we break a glass under the chupah?

King David says (Psalms 137:5-6), "If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget [its dexterity]. Let my tongue cleave to my palate if I will...

What is yibum?

A. Yibum (pronounced YEE-boom) is Positive Mitzvah #216. B. In the Torah’s terminology, a yavam (pronounced YAH-vahm) is a brother-in-law, and...