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Circling (Jewish)

Circling is a Jewish tradition When the couple first step underneath the huppah, their wedding canopy, the bride circles the groom seven times, representing the seven wedding blessings and the seven days of Creation, and demonstrating that the groom is the center of her world. To make the ancient ritual reciprocal, many couples opt to…

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…