Weddings & Marriage

After the Wedding Ceremony

After the wedding, bride and groom retreat to a seclusion room, rejoin their guests for a festive meal, and then celebrate with friends and family for the next seven days.

The Chuppah, or Wedding Canopy

A Jewish wedding takes place under a chuppah, which symbolizes the new Jewish home being created by the marriage.

Marriage & Community

In entering into marriage, a couple takes on new responsibilities for the Jewish community and its future.

Before the Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Before the wedding, bride and groom are feted, the bride is veiled, and the groom dons a shroud-like garment.

Tenaim: The Conditions of Marriage

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

Three Prenuptial Agreements That Just Might Work

Three prenuptial marriage protection agreements have been accepted by Orthodox rabbis as fulfilling halakhah (Jewish law).

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.

The Ketubah Text

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

Marriage & God

As part of God's creation, Jewish marriage creates a spiritual connection between human beings and with God.

Blintzes

A beloved Shavuot traditional recipe

Sufganiyot

A recipe for Hanukkah jelly doughnuts.

Couscous: A North African Staple

For the Jews of North Africa couscous is as homey as apple pie.