The Shavuot Marriage Contract

An agreement between God and Israel

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"I invoke heaven and earth as reliable witnesses.

"May the Bridegroom rejoice with the bride whom He has taken as His lot and may the bride rejoice with the Husband of her youth while uttering words of praise."

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Philip Goodman is the author of The Rosh Hashanah Anthology (Jewish Publication Society, 1970, 1992).