The Chuppah wedding canopy remains an important Jewish wedding tradition. The chuppah is a covering in the form of a wedding canopy in which Jews stand under during the wedding ceremony. Judaica Chuppahs can be made of a simple cloth or sheet, but more elaborate chuppahs are made of a Talit prayer shawl or embroidered silk fabric.
The Jewish wedding ceremony encompasses many traditions in addition to the Chuppah wedding canopy. Other Jewish wedding customs include signing a Ketubah contract in front of witnesses right before the ceremony. A fun Jewish wedding tradition is the breaking of a glass after the wedding ceremony (and after the groom has given the ring to the bride) once the couple have been 'legally' married. While the married couple stand under the Chuppah, it is customary for the groom to step on a glass with his right foot (the glass is contained inside a bag) and break it. The guests usually shout out 'Mazel Tov' after the breaking of the glass. This Jewish wedding tradition is said to be a reminder of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Even amongst the joy of the marriage ceremony, while still standing under the Chuppah, it is important to remember the losses in Jewish history.
World of Judaica offers a selection of high end Chuppah designs as wedding decorations for a Jewish wedding. Buy a chuppah for your own upcoming wedding or as a gift to a friend! Yair Emanuel, a renowned Israeli artist, is known for his unique Chuppah design ideas. The chuppah designs include pomegranate motifs, representing the 613 Mitzvot, and Hebrew text on fabric or a Yair Emaneul Tallit. A popular Hebrew quote on the Huppah wedding canopy translates to 'Make these beloved partner joyful, just as you made your creations joyful in the Garden of Eden long ago' and comes from the collection of Jewish wedding blessings. Another popular Jewish wedding quote is 'I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.'
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