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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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Fun Facts About Ancient Jewish Weddings

Fun Facts About Ancient Jewish Weddings

There’s nothing like the excitement of wedding preparations! Are you planning your Jewish wedding? You might be surprised to learn that the Jewish wedding of today both resembles and differs from the ancient Jewish wedding, both in pretty significant ways. We’re focusing on the main difference today: the ancient Jewish wedding used to be broken up into a few different stages.   The Ancient Jewish Wedding Used to Be Separate Stages Spanning Months or Even Years   Way back when arranged marriages were in vogue, ancient Jewish weddings would begin with the betrothal agreement. This often took place between the...

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The Judaica store

The Judaica store

It’s your local source for all things related to religious Jewish life.   From dreidels and Bar Mitzvah cards, to Tallitot and Menorahs, the Judaica store serves and extremely important function for every Jewish community.   And today, shopping in a Judaica store has gotten that much more sophisticated. Thanks to the world of online shopping, though, you can now access broader selections of Judaica and more authentic, quality works straight from Judaica artists, themselves.   Important life events and holidays are often celebrated by a trip to the local Judaica Store. This is especially so before a wedding, when...

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The Judaica world has become a new place of self-expression for the Jewish home

The Judaica world has become a new place of self-expression for the Jewish home

When it comes to the Judaica world, we’ve come a long way from velvet, gold threaded Bar Mitzvah Kippahs and kitschy Yiddish humor books—though those will always  have a special place in our hearts!   The Judaica world has become a new place of self-expression for the Jewish home. So if you’re in the middle of planning your Jewish wedding, keep in mind that you don’t have to settle for loud or tacky Judaica. If you’ve got a personal style, there is an artist in the Judaica world who has something to offer you.   And that’s largely thanks to...

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choosing your Jewish wedding bands

choosing your Jewish wedding bands

 Preparations are in full swing for your Jewish wedding and you have finally made it to one of the most exciting parts: choosing your Jewish wedding bands. These are the very bands that you will be exchanging under the Chuppah, along with the presentation of your Ketubah.   Along with the usual wedding customs of appointing, perhaps the best man or the cutest member of the family, to serve as ring bearer, there are a few classic Jewish customs to keep in mind.   Here are the top 3 things to know when you are choosing your Jewish wedding bands:...

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