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January 27, 1990 - Image 77

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-01-27

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demons. Whatever its meaning, the
breaking of the glass has become a
traditional part of the wedding
ceremony and is done in most Jewish
All of the wedding elements and
rituals have a specific significance or
purpose. What differs is the extent to
which these rituals are carried out
within the different branches of

When To Marry

Weddings are not permitted on the
Sabbath. In addition, there are certain
times of the year when a Jewish wed-
ding should not be performed. Wed-
dings are not permitted between
Passover and Shavuot because this is
considered a time of semi-mourning.
The same prohibition applies to the
three weeks prior to Tisha B'Av, which
are also observed as a period of mour-
ning in the Jewish calendar. Tradi-
tionally, weddings are not performed
between Rosh Hashanah and Yom
Kippur, a time of serious introspec-
tion, although there is no specific

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We've just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation
and our facilities are second to none. You'll find an elegant
ballroom that can accommodate 850 people in style, superb
food and an experienced, knowledgeable staff that will take
care of all the details. Our prices are surprisingly
reasonable, too.
So whether you're planning a wedding, anniversary, bar
mitzvah, reunion or whatever, consider the new Sheraton
Southfield Hotel. Call our Director of Catering
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All of the wedding elements
and rituals have a specific
significance or purpose.

Several prewedding ceremonies are
performed in preparation for the
union. In the Orthodox or traditional
communities, most of these rituals are
a given. Within the Conservative,
Reconstructionist and Reform
movements, many are left to personal
preference or rabbinic recommenda-
The concept of the marriage being
a business arrangement, in which the
groom actually acquires the bride, is
reflected in the tena'im, a ceremony
stipulating the conditions of the pur-
chase. During the 19th century and
to a limited extent today, this transac-
tion was sealed with the kinyan sudo
(agreement by handkerchief). After
the agreement was settled, it was sym-
bolically affirmed by the holding of a
In more recent times, the tena'im
ceremony is no longer common prac-
tice, and the kabalat kinyan (receiving
the acquisition), or handkerchief
ceremony, is held before the wedding.


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