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What should I know before I go shopping for a wedding band?

Here are a few tips: 1) The wedding band must belong exclusively to the groom—it is his gift to his bride. Often times, the parents of the groom (or...

Why is the wedding ceremony held under a Chupah canopy?

According to Torah law, marriage is a two-step process. The first stage is called “kiddushin". Kiddushin is commonly translated as betrothal,...

Can you provide me with a short description of a traditional chupah?

Editor’s introduction: following is a brief self-guided tour of a traditional Chupah. As traditions may vary from community to community, it is...

The souls of deceased parents attending their childrens weddings

Rabbi Naftali Silberberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...How may I be of assistance? Gavin: hi Rabbi Naftali Silberberg: shalom Gavin: i...

A discussion regarding various chupah customs

Rabbi Naftali Silberberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... Rocky07: hi, im getting married in a month and i have a few questions about the...

What is the "Yichud Room", and what happens in there?

• Immediately after the chupah, the bride and groom proceed to the “yichud (seclusion) room,” where they spend a few minutes alone....

Why do we invite a "new face" to every Sheva Brachot?

Joy which isn’t shared with a “new face” (“panim chadashot”) lacks a certain excitement. It is therefore necessary to...

Must there be a sheva brachot every day of the week after the wedding?

These sheva brachot gatherings are not mandatory—and it certainly isn’t required to have one every day of the week. Nowadays, however, it has...

Does sheva brachot last for a full week?

The first day of the sheva brachot week is not always 24 hours, for the day of the chupah is considered the full first day, even if the chupah was held...

Please guide me through the sheva brachot blessings procedure?

• When the sheva brachot meal is concluded, it is time for the highlight of the event—the sheva brachot blessings. Before the Grace after...