Why We Break the Glass at Jewish Weddings

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Breaking the glass at a wedding

What is this breaking the glass thing all about? One of the most recognizable traditions in a Jewish wedding, signaling the end of the ceremony and time to rejoice, many of us don’t actually know the meaning behind breaking the glass. This is partly because there is no one definition of this ritual.

There are many different interpretations of this tradition, so G-dcast collected three to animate in this short video.

Learn more about breaking the glass here, and find many more tips for creating an inclusive ceremony here.

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About Lindsey Silken

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


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