No Results Found.

Miscellany: R-T (Remembering Amaleik, Shiluach HaKein, Torah Study…)
by in
REMEMBERING AMALEIK All Jews, both men and women, must fulfill the commandment to remember what Amaleik did to the Israelites. The paragraph about that episode, called Parashat Zachor (found in Parashat Ki Teitzei:  Deuteronomy/Devarim 25:17-19) is read on the Shabbat morning before Purim as a law established by Chazal (takana). The commandment is fulfilled whenever […]
Sheva Brachot
by in
Introduction to Sheva Brachot At the end of the wedding meal, the seven blessings (sheva brachot) are said in birkat ha’mazon. The final blessing is on wine. This is the only required festive meal after the wedding. Any festive meal on the subsequent six days is optional but, when held, all the blessings are required. […]
Wedding Customs
by in
Wedding Customs (Not Halachot)   Couple Separates for Seven Days The couple does not see each other for seven days before the wedding. They may speak on the phone. The Aufruf On the Shabbat before the wedding, the groom has an aufruf at which he receives an aliya. What the Bride Buys The bride buys for the groom: Talit and kittel, Watch, […]
Weddings
by in
Minimum Number of Men The minimum number of men at the kidushin part of a wedding is two Jewish males, at least 13 years old (needed as witnesses), plus the groom. Witnesses: Four Pairs A Jewish wedding requires four pairs of witnesses, but the same witnesses may be used for all four parts: tanayim; ketuba; […]
Introduction to Weddings and Marriage; Dating
by in
Introduction The purpose of the rabbi at a wedding is to ensure that the extremely detailed wedding halachot, as set out by the Shulchan Aruch, are followed correctly. If not, the wedding might not be kosher. A Jewish marriage includes: a written document (ketuba); a financial transaction (ring) in front of two kosher witnesses; and […]