sheva brachot

Sheva Brachot

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.

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Weddings 101

Weddings 101

Primer on marriage


Erusin, the ancient betrothal ceremony, includes two blessings and the ring ceremony, and is followed by the reading of the marriage contract.


The substance of nissuin, the actual marriage ceremony, are seven blessings that reflect the themes of creation, joy, and bride and groom.


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.

Contemporary Concerns

Modern Customs

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.


A marriage tradition steeped in property law really has to stretch to be legally egalitarian.

Interfaith Weddings

Love can't always conquer--couples have difficult decisions to make when they embark on an interfaith marriage.

Traditional-Egalitarian Ceremony

This article explores the marriage ceremony a couple created, which included traditional and egalitarian components.


Shabbat candlesticks

Shabbat candlesticks

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 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.

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