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Leading the Way with Wedding Signs

Leading the Way with Wedding Signs

One of the funnest parts of preparing for your Jewish Wedding is figuring what wedding signs you’d like to feature in your wedding hall, outdoor space, or both! Leading the Way with Wedding Signs Wedding signs can be a great way to guide your guests in your own unique voice or sense of style. The outdoor wedding signs tell your guests that they’re in the right place (not an entirely irrational fear that every wedding attendee experiences), and stirs up excitement for the celebration ahead. These wedding signs can start from the main road exit, and can lead your guests...

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Chuppah Ideas That Set The Tone For Your Jewish Wedding

Chuppah Ideas That Set The Tone For Your Jewish Wedding

The Chuppah. It’s an enchanting space where the magic of the final formalities of the Jewish wedding are completed. Replete with meaning, it is thought that one of the functions of the Chuppah is to symbolize the Almighty’s presence descending upon the couple at the dawn of their marriage. This resembles the cloud that enveloped the Jews in their journey through the desert after escaping Egypt. Whatever it’s original sources are, the Chuppah has certainly become a known concept in the Western world, and given all of the breathtaking Chuppah ideas there are out there, we’re not surprised! Chuppah Ideas...

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Choosing the Right Ketubah Wording for Your Jewish Wedding

Choosing the Right Ketubah Wording for Your Jewish Wedding

Choosing your Ketubah is a great time to reflect as a couple on the tone of Jewish life that you would like to set in your household. The Ketubah wording particularly reflects your ideals, and most Ketubah artist today provide a variety of texts appropriate for various levels of Jewish observance. As always, it’s important to check in with your Jewish wedding officiant before making any final decisions on your Ketubah wording. The Classic Ketubah Many couples today appreciate the classical Ketubah wording according to the Orthodox standards. This text was meted out by the Sages, and has remained virtually...

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The Contemporary Ketubah - Continuing the Legacy

The Contemporary Ketubah - Continuing the Legacy

Ketubahs have been part of Jewish life since time immemorial. Back when the status of women in the rest of the world was negligible at best, the Jewish Ketubah made the statement that women have basic rights that men are obligated to fulfill. The contemporary Ketubah carries on that legend. What’s more, couples are finding a new world of possibilities for how they can create a vessel for their marriage through what is first and foremost a legal document. Choosing the Right Text for You Far from an austere part of the Jewish wedding, the contemporary Ketubah is something that...

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The Jewish Wedding

The Jewish Wedding

The Jewish wedding is an ancient ceremony that dates back thousands of years.  It incorporates many distinct elements- biblical, historical, mystical, cultural and legal – which unify a couple in the bonds of marriage.  At its core the Jewish wedding ceremony includes a marriage contract known as a ketubah.  The ketubah is written in Aramaic and is singed by two witnesses.  The ketubah is a legally binding contract which enumerates the husband’s obligations to his wife during the marriage and also after it (in situations of divorce or the husband’s death).   The wedding ceremony itself takes place under the open sky as the couple stand under a...

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