Aaron and Vered
As a Atlanta wedding photographer I am honored to shoot so many different cultures and religions. So I am always researching different religions and cultural ceremonies. I know that a lot of people go to weddings and don't know intricacies of the ceremony. So I have been posting different terminology for different weddings. I hope that you find this hopeful.
– (also spelled Eidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Aid’ – Witness.
Aidei Kesuba (Aidei Ketuba)
– Witnesses on the Kesuba.
– Witnesses that remain by the door of the seclusion room after the Chuppah.
– The Shabbos that immediately precedes the wedding during which the groom is called for an honorary ‘Alliyah’ to the Torah.
– Veling ceremony prior to Chuppah.
Birkas Erusin (Birkat Erusin)
– Prenuptual blessing recited by the officiating Rabbi over the first cup of wine.
Chuppah – (
– wedding canopy
– a poem attributed to Rabbi Dunash ben
Labrat that is inserted into the Zimun right before Birkas Hamozon
(Grace after Meals) after the wedding and during Sheva Berachos.
– (also spelled Aidim) – Witnesses. Plural of ‘Eid’ – Witness.
Eidei Kesuba (Eidei Ketuba)
– two witnesses that
sign on the Kesuba. Eidei Yichud – two witnesses that remain outside the
seclusion room following the chuppah.
Erusin (also Kiddushin)
– betrothal, the first part of the Jewish wedding ceremony.
F G H
– 1. Accompanying the bride to the
wedding ceremony. 2. The charitable act of helping to arrange for
wedding needs of a needy couple.
– (also Chuppah) – wedding canopy.
I J K
Kabbolas Ponim (Kabalat Panim)
– reception prior to the ceremony when the bride and groom receive their guests.
– Marriage Contract.
(also Erusin) – betrothal, the first part of the wedding ceremony whereupon the groom places a ring on the brides finger.
– a white robe worn by the groom during the wedding ceremony. Kinyan
– a formal acceptance of an obligation of the Kesuba and the Tannaim
usually done by taking an object such as a pen or a napkin and lifting
– lit. arranger of the betrothal, i.e, the Rabbi that performs the wedding ceremony in accordance with Jewish Law.
(lit. lifting, taking) – marriage. The second stage in the Jewish wedding ceremony.
Ponim Chodoshos (Panim Chadashot)
– (lit. new faces) Two ‘new’ guests at the Sheva Berachos party that were not present at the wedding ceremony.
Sheva Berochos (Sheva Berachot)
– lit. Seven
Blessings. These blessings are recited under the Chuppah and for seven
days after the wedding after a festive meal in honor of the new couple
if ten men are present. Thus the party meal also became to be called by
the same name.
– close Family and Friends that accompany the bride and groom to the wedding canopy.
– props and other objects used to bring joy to the bride and groom. Simcha – Happiness.
Simchas Chosson Vekallah
– (loosely) the dancing part of a wedding when the guests entertain the bride and groom.
– wedding ring.
– lit. conditions. Originally a separate
ceremony that served as a formal announcement of the engagement when the
wedding date would be set as well. Now, only a formality; a Tannaim
contract is signed and usually read aloud prior to the Badeken.
– (lit. Table) – A place where the groom receives his guests; the signing of the Kesuba takes place here.
– lit. ‘word’ (Yiddish). An engagement party to announce a couple’s engagement.
– Confession prayer recited in many
communities by the groom and the bride on the day of their wedding just
as it is said on Yom Kippur.
– Seclusion. Several minutes immediately after the Chuppah when the new couple is left to be alone in the Yichud room.
– introduction to the Grace After Meals where a leader calls out for others to say Grace.
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