Rituals and More

The Seven Blessings (Sheva Brachot)

The blessings at the center of the Jewish wedding.

How to Plan a Jewish Wedding

Setting a date, finding an officiant and other things you'll want to consider.


Contemporary couples are reinterpreting an old ceremony that set the financial and logistical arrangements for an upcoming marriage.


A chuppah is the wedding canopy used in Jewish weddings.

Why Do Jews Break a Glass at Weddings?

Some explanations and a video.

Contemporary Concerns

Modern Customs

Modern variants on traditional wedding customs.

Contemporary Issues

From same-sex marriages to egalitarianism and prenuptial agreements, today's couples face unique issues.

Intermarriage and American Jewish Life

Changing views on marrying out of the Tribe.

Interfaith Weddings: Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate

Finding Jewish clergy to officiate or co-officiate an interfaith wedding can be difficult, but it’s hardly impossible.

A Jewish Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony

Suggestions for adapting traditional rituals like the Sheva Brachot for LGBT couples.

For Wedding Guests

What To Give

MyJewishLearning's official wedding gift guide.

What to Expect at a Jewish Wedding

Invited to your first Jewish wedding? Check out our guide for Jewish wedding guests.



The ketubah is an ancient contract delineating the obligations of the husband to his wife.

The Ketubah Text

The traditional Aramaic text of the ketubah (marriage contract) reflects the history of Jewish marriage.

The Ketubah Text (Part 2)

The second part of the ketubah (marriage contract) details the additional gift promised by the groom, the lien on his property, and the acquisition sealing the contract.

Alternative Texts

Couples can often choose a ketubah text that best reflects their values and goals.