Articles By Dr. Michael Kaufman

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    Dr. Michael Kaufman studied at Yeshiva and Mesivta Torah Vodaath, Telshe Yeshiva, Brookyn College, and the University of Louisville. His books include The Art of Judaism, A Timeless Judaism for Our Time, and A Guide to Jewish Art. He lives with his family in Jerusalem.


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      Before the Jewish Wedding Ceremony

      Before the wedding, bride and groom are feted, the bride is veiled, and the groom dons a shroud-like garment.

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      The Huppah, or Wedding Canopy

      A Jewish wedding takes place under a huppah, which symbolizes the new Jewish home being created by the marriage.

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      After the Wedding Ceremony

      After the wedding, bride and groom retreat to a seclusion room, rejoin their guests for a festive meal, and then celebrate with friends and family for the next seven days.

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      Arriving at the Huppah, or Wedding Canopy

      A procession leads the groom and then the bride to the huppah, where the bride traditionally encircles the groom three or seven times.


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