Huppah


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Huppah

(hŭp`ə), in the Bible, chief priest.

huppah

bridal canopy in Jewish weddings. [Judaism: Wigoder, 274]
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or youth "a life of Torah, huppah, and ma'asim tovim," in
Eventually, this would become the modern custom of consecutively performed betrothal, reading of the ketubbah (signed minutes before the betrothal), and, finally, the marriage, with all three ceremonies taking place under the huppah.
Namely, the betrothal was distanced from the engagement by at most three weeks, and the huppah was then postponed for a further six months to a year.(23) During this interval, the Jewish woman, although considered truly married, was forbidden to engage in sexual relations; where the time was shortened to weeks, or even days, the speed was to save the bride embarrassment.
For another, we have a long write-up of the Jennifer Miller-Jason Feifer nuptials, disqualified since that happy couple was already featured in Huppah Dreams (on the occasion of a much shorter Times notice) two weeks ago.
But a new kind of get would end a marriage with a level of spirituality, egalitarianism, and business-like practicality equal to the levels of those qualities that a sensitive and seycheldik Reform rabbi would bring to initiating the marriage under the Huppah.
* Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt, this week's "Huppah Dreams" stars, are profiled by Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni.
To distinguish this cup from the erusin cup, it may be passed to all those around the huppah.
While there were several good candidates this week, it has not been lost on us that Huppah Dreams has yet to highlight a same-sex marriage, and we are glad that ends today.
We want to press close to the shiny bride and groom under the huppah, the auspicious roof laden with lavish flowers as the rabbi blesses the couple's future.
This week's winner is "L Weber." I wrote a little diatribe in this week's "Huppah Dreams": "Kids," I argued, "if it's important to you to have your friend marry you and the religion is irrelevant, just get them licensed by the state, or just have a non-religious wedding.
Like "Huppah Dreams," our weekly series which picks the most interestingly Jewish announcement in the Weddings/Celebrations section, "Shiva Stars" will selected the most interestingly Jewish obituary from the past week's New York Times.
While we have highlighted choice Weddings/Celebrations announcements in the Sunday New York Times before, today The Scroll inaugurates "Huppah Dreams," which (with apologies to Gawker's Phyllis Nefler) will each Monday choose the most interestingly Jewish announcement from the weekend.