The sheva berakhot are the real heart of the Jewish wedding ceremony; it is in this liturgical moment of the ceremony that themes of joy and celebration and the ongoing power of love are expressed.Read More
Primer on marriageErusin
Erusin, the ancient betrothal ceremony, includes two blessings and the ring ceremony, and is followed by the reading of the marriage contract.Nissuin
The substance of nissuin, the actual marriage ceremony, are seven blessings that reflect the themes of creation, joy, and bride and groom.Tenaim
Contemporary couples are reinterpreting an old ceremony that set the financial and logistical arrangements for an upcoming marriage.Chuppah
A chuppah is the wedding canopy used in Jewish weddings.
Contemporary ConcernsModern Customs
Modern variants on traditional wedding customs.Contemporary Issues
From same-sex marriages to egalitarianism and prenuptial agreements, today's couples face unique issues.Egalitarianism
A marriage tradition steeped in property law really has to stretch to be legally egalitarian.Interfaith Weddings: Finding a Rabbi or Cantor to Officiate
Finding clergy to officiate or co-officiate (perform the wedding along with a clergy member from another faith) an interfaith wedding can be difficult, but it’s hardly impossible.Issues in Interfaith Weddings
In most American Jewish circles, intermarriage is no longer the taboo it once was. However, there are issues you might want to explore before the wedding.
From handpainted wood to silver and gold, our collection has something for every couple.Passover Seder Plates
A seder plate is a classic gift for a Jewish wedding.Hanukkah Menorahs
We have a wide variety of hanukkah menorahs.Israeli Wedding Chuppah
Browse our unique selection of wedding canopies.Mezuzot
Mezuzot grace the doorposts of Jewish homes, and are thought to provide protection to those inside.
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.