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November 22, 1991 - Image 65

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-11-22

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bride's family. Henna, a red
dye, is put on the palms of the
bride's hands (and sometimes
the soles of her feet) as well as
those of her family and
friends, to protect the bride
from "the evil eye." Special
songs are sung for the bride
and a hamsa (five-fingered
hand) on a chain is placed
around the bride's neck, also
for protection against "the
evil eye."
Food is plentiful at the
"henna" celebration, and Mr.
Dobrinsky writes, "The
women sing and make the
ululations (yousyous) to ex-
press their happiness about
the bride's imminent mar-
riage." Both men and women
dance, sing and eat into the
early hours of the morning.
The groom goes to the
synagogue with his father
and father-in-law on the Sab-
bath before the wedding. Here
he is given a special seat of
honor and is called to read
from the Torah. The con-
gregants throw sugar-coated
almonds after he finishes
reading, and special songs are
sung in his honor. A similar
ceremony takes place in the
synagogue on the Sabbath
following the wedding.
When the wedding day
finally arrives the bride, befit-
ting her role as queen of the
day, is ornately dressed in a
wedding gown often belong-
ing to a grandmother or
great-grandmother. With
Moroccan-style music playing
in the background, the bride
is led to the chuppah accom-
panied by her mother and
mother-in-law, and the groom
by his father and father-in-
law. The ceremony proceeds
according to Jewish religious
law, and culminates in the
groom stamping on the glass
in memory of the Temple.
The bride and groom do not
go to the yichud room to
spend time alone after the
ceremony. Instead, the
festivities begin. The music,
of vital importance to any
Jewish wedding, is a mixture
of Oriental and Israeli.
Tables filled with food await
the guests, and a beautifully
arranged dessert table laden
with Moroccan sweetmeats
oozing with honey, adorn the
banquet hall. Hot and spicy,
the food is served in four
courses. Appetizers and an
assortment of salads come
first. Fish is next. The main
course of chicken or meat is
followed by cake, sweetmeats
and expresso coffee.
For seven days after the
wedding the seven blessings,
sheva berakhot, are held at
homes of family and friends,
and at the last meal it is
customary to eat fish to en-
sure a fertile marriage. ❑

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