Breaking the Glass (Jewish)

Breaking the Glass is another Jewish tradition with great symbolism.

Crushing a wineglass under the groom’s foot at the end of the ceremony is a Jewish tradition with many meanings. It’s a symbol of the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem; a representation of the fragility of relationships; and a reminder that marriage changes the lives of individuals forever. Or, interpret it this way: Drinking the wine represents the joys and sweetness of life, and crushing the glass represents the hardships.

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