Judaism Depth Study for SOR.

Jewish Marriage

Aufruf “Calling up” of the groom to read the Torah Occurs during Shabbat 1 week before the wedding In progressive Judaism, both the bride and groom read from the Torah Mikveh Orthodox Jewish women visit the Mikveh pool Form of ritual purification before marriage Occurs one week before the wedding Badeken “Veiling of the bride” First time the ChatanGroom and KallahBride see each other on the wedding day Chuppah Chatan and Kallah approach the ChuppahA canopy supported by 4 poles or attendants with their parents after signing the KetubahJewish marriage contract Remainder of the ceremony occurs under the Chuppah Circling of the Groom Kallah circles the chatan 7 times Symbolises the breaking down of walls between the couple Birkat Erusin Initial blessings are said over wine Performed by rabbi or family member After the blessings, the Chatan and Kallah drink from the wine Ring The chatan places a ring on the finger of the kallah Chatan says: “Behold you are sanctified (betrothed) to me with this ring, according to the Law of Moses and Israel.