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Quote 1

"It is not good for man to be alone, I will make a fitting helper for him."

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Quote 2 - Talmud

"He who has no wife is not a proper man, he lives without joy, blessing, goodness."

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Quote 3

"A man will leave his father & mother, and be united with his wife."

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Quote 4 - Rabbinic literature

"He who marries a good woman is as if he has fulfilled the Torah from beginning to end."

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Outline the practice of Marriage in Judaism.

1. The couple have made an announcement of their intention. - Aliyah, Mikvah, Kettubah, Bedekin.

2. Bride & groom are escorted separately to the Chuppah. Bride circles groom. Blessings over wine. Ring given. Recitations & declarations in Hebrew.

3. Brakhot - 7 marriage blessings. Smashing of glass.

4. Bride & groom retire to break their fast (yichud)

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Define 'Aliyah'

The groom is called forward to read Torah in the synagogue, the Shabbat before the wedding.
Bride only called in Reform.

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Define 'Mikvah'

Ritual bathing of the bride before the ceremony.

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Define 'Kettubah'

The marriage contract, needed before the wedding.
Specifies groom's responsibility in the case of a divorce.
Groom takes hold of a hankie held by the rabbi to show his acceptance.

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Define 'Bedekin'

The bridal veil. The groom lifts it to check it's really her, before the ceremony.

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Define 'Chuppah'

A canopy under which the ceremony takes place. Symbolises the little house the couple intend to build.