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What is a Jewish Chuppah?

What is a Jewish Chuppah?

The Jewish Chuppah is probably the most widely-known distinctive features of the jewish wedding. For many, that is the only traditional element that is featured at their Jewish wedding, attesting to the beautiful symbolism of this tradition that couples from all backgrounds can appreciate.

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The Best Trends in Chuppah Ideas This Year

The Best Trends in Chuppah Ideas This Year

So whether you are getting ready to dive into a search on Chuppah ideas on Pinterest, or you’re leaving it up to your wedding planner to pass you a few of the latest Chuppah ideas, here are some trends for 2018 that you might want to consider.

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Ketubah, or Jewish wedding contract, Signing?

Ketubah, or Jewish wedding contract, Signing?

Planning your Jewish wedding, or about to attend one and not sure what to expect? When it comes to the Jewish Wedding Ceremony Order, things can get a little confusing, so here’s a light overview of what to expect on the Big Day:   Kabbalat Panim, the pre-Chuppah reception   This is first on the list for the Jewish wedding ceremony order. For more traditional-style weddings, the bride and the groom will often separate a week before the wedding and will only be reunited under the Chuppah. In that case, the bride and groom hold separate receptions in different areas...

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Here are 3 reasons why the Ketubah in English is featured at many Jewish weddings worldwide today

Here are 3 reasons why the Ketubah in English is featured at many Jewish weddings worldwide today

Let’s face it. Not many of us have our Aramaic up to scratch. It’s no wonder, then, that many Jewish couples today, even those planning more traditional weddings, are opting in for a Ketubah in English, or to have a translation featured alongside the original text. But just why is the Ketubah in English such a popular choice among Jewish couples today?   Here are 3 reasons why the Ketubah in English is featured at many Jewish weddings worldwide today:   The more you understand it, the more meaningful it is.   As a rule, translations of Jewish scripture have...

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Ketubah Art_ A Classic Jewish Art Form

Ketubah Art_ A Classic Jewish Art Form

You may have heard the term “Ketubah art,” but what does that mean, really? How can a marriage contract based in traditional Jewish law (or Halacha) be art?   This comes as a welcome surprise to any couples planning their Jewish wedding: Ketubah art is actually a longstanding part of classical Jewish art. Not only can Jewish couples take part in a custom that has been part of the Jewish wedding for over two thousand years, but they can do so in a way that speaks to their own sense of style.   Just a quick glance on sites like...

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