They exchanged I do's in a hall with enchanting fairy lights and string lights and a chuppah
(bridal canopy) decorated with hanging flowers.
, the traditional Jewish canopy used during marriage ceremonies, was made of bamboo trees that were planted in their backyard a few days later.
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Alongside the rising number of endogamous marriages, Shternshis also documents a revival of Jewish traditions around marriage, including matchmaking, and wedding rituals such as the chuppah
, breaking a plate, Jewish food at the dinner, and, for some Jewish music and dances.
In addition, he notes, the shamash was the rabbi's "eyes and ears" in the community, alerting the rabbi about people "falling through the cracks," a poor soul needing a Sabbath meal or a bride in need of a chuppah
The man I married is Jewish-American, and we were wed by a priest and then under a Jewish chuppah
Several months later, the couple met under the chuppah
, but the rabbi's promises failed to be realized.
When George, a secular Jew who does not know any Hebrew, marries Jess under a Chuppah
, he recites the awkward blessings by heeding Jess's silent advice: "Don't think of these as ancient blessings; imagine that they're roses, think of them as scents" (389).
How you approach the altar or chuppah
is up to you, but there is not a right or wrong way.
She recently completed her first novel, entitled "Dying to Get under the Chuppah
," on which she collaborated with Sandra Hochman, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and award-winning poet.
Kramer, the associate rabbi at Temple Israel, officiated at the wedding ceremony as the couple stood beneath the chuppah
(wedding canopy) on November 13, 1960, at Davis's home in the Hollywood Hills.
The wedding took place on a lawn underneath a chuppah
. ( ANI )