Datingbreak glass jewish wedding

The bride and groom also think the ritual is just plain fun, and that is reason enough to perpetuate it. So now, if for nothing more than the sake of tradition, the groom will break the glass.Let it signify, once and for all, that he and the bride are husband and wife and that it is time to begin the celebration of their marriage.Since this is an intermarriage ceremony, that brings together two people from different religious and cultural backgrounds, let us, with this symbol, become especially mindful of the barriers that people erect between one another, and hope that with the breaking of the glass, we will see a breaking down of the barriers between people and help create a world based on love, unity, peace, and understanding.The breaking of the glass is irrevocable and permanent; so, too, may this marriage last an infinity of time–as long as it would take to reassemble the broken pieces of this glass.Anthropologists offer the appealing idea that the sound of the breaking glass is intended to scare away the evil spirits which prey on couples and try to wreak havoc in their relationship.Since we’re inclined to look for the repressed, core explanation underlying our modern rituals, this answer is appealing, but since the only demons we’re afraid of reside deep within us, we doubt the loud noise will do much to scare them away. Breaking things and not getting punished for it, is good too.

The glass, then is broken to “protect” the marriage with the implied prayer, “As this glass shatters, so may your marriage never break.” -by Rabbi Lawrence M.The custom has also come to symbolize the shattering of the old and the beginning of the new.The breaking of the glass insures the uniqueness of the moment that arises and passes away, a letting go of the past and looking toward the future.As the groom breaks the glass, I invite everyone to shout, “Mazel Tov” which means “Congratulations and Good Luck!” We have come to the final act of this service, which will actually be observed with two final scenes each a link to your different heritages.For others, it is a reminder of the fragility of life and all human relationships.


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