Dance the Hora: How to do the Jewish Wedding Dance


Wedding HoraIf you’ve never been to a Jewish wedding, you may not be familiar with the ritual dance, the Hora. But chances are, you’ve seen this circle dance that involves lifting the bride and groom in the air on chairs on TV or in a movie. It’s a joyous dance for everyone to take part in. 

Watch this video, and at your next Jewish wedding, when the song Hava Nagila starts playing, you’ll know what to do!

Looking for more information about Jewish weddings? Check out our Guide to Jewish Weddings for Interfaith Couples, our Weddings booklet and our Wedding Blog.



About Lindsey Silken

Lindsey Silken is the editorial director of InterfaithFamily based in Newton, MA. She can be reached at

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