marriage, both couple must be Jewish, as well as their
parents, who must be religiously married (this being proved by the presentation of their marriage
certificate). Witnesses, men only, must also be Jewish.
It takes place in the synagogue,
and cannot take place in the daytime of the shabat (on Saturday).
Various rites are observed: engagement, when the man crosses a ring in the finger of the
woman, in front of both
witnesses, and they drink a cup of wine.
Then the rabbi reads the marriage certificate or ketoubah, the legal document drafted before the marriage by the
engaged people and their families, to be
handed to the bride during the ceremony. The obligations bonds (of financial order essentially) of the husband to his wife, and the numerous other, added by the wise men of the Talmud are
explained to him. Other conditions in the marriage, decided before hand by the couple, complete this
But, nowadays the financial or specific clauses in divorce, widowhood, inheritance are governed in fact according to the legislation of the country. This ketoubah is then signed by
witnesses and bridegroom. Then takes place the blessing of the couple, and the bridegrooms drink the second
cup. The bridegroom breaks then a glass in memory of the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem.
Follow seven holidays, during which the bridegrooms
must not work.
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