Wedding and Sheva Brachos

a three way thing

Chazal tell us that words and letters in the torah and hebrew words are never wasted and are never there for no reason. The word ISH - איש - MAN is spelt aleph, yud, shin. The word ISHA - אשה - WOMAN is spelt aleph, shin, hey. Now based on…

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Be HAPPY!

The best advice I heard before my wedding was that the main Mitzva for a choson and kalloh (groom and bride) on their wedding day is to be HAPPY :-) And it is everyone else's obligation to increase that happiness: "me'sameach choson ve'kalloh" Consequently, it's the yetzer horoh's main purpose…

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Everything you need for your wedding day Prayers

Everything you need for your wedding day Prayers

 

 

 

 

Brief outline of tefillas for your wedding day

By Yehudis Kormornick.

Use this to help you to focus on the Prayers that will be the foundation of your future lives.

On your wedding day Hashem listens to all your prayers.

Heaven's gates are opened to your prayers so ask…

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the finger of heaven

On the Idea of Specifically Using a Ring for Weddings What is the source of the ancient Jewish custom of specifically using a ring (taba'as) for a wedding? What does it symbolize? Interestingly, there is no mention of this anywhere in all of Shas. The Imrei Aish offers the following…

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Just the three of us

Chazal tell us that words and letters in the torah and hebrew words are never wasted and are never there for no reason. The word ISH - איש - MAN is spelt aleph, yud, shin. The word ISHA - אשה - WOMAN is spelt aleph, shin, hey. Now based on…

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The sacrifice of Marriage

Marriage is compromise. When two neshamas join to form one, both need to give up some of themselves to create a new, peaceful unity. This is the message we see from very early on. During the Bris Milah ceremony, the following is declared "כשם שנכנס לברית כן יכנס לתורה לחופה…

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Adam & Chava - Marriage As A Humbling Experience

Hashem saw that Adam was the only living creature living alone. "Lo Tov Heyos Adam Livado, Eseh Lo Eizer Kinegdo". Literally this means that Hashem saw it is not good for man to be alone, so He decided to make for him a mate to help him. This would imply…

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2 sheva brachos ideas

1) Smooth landing
One idea behind the Sheva Brachos is that the chatan and kallah are given a smooth, gradual landing back down to normal life. The wedding was a hugely charged atmospheric and exciting event, and it is difficult to come down to normal life from such heights. Therefore,…

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What love really means

One of the things done under the chupah is the reading of the kesubah; the document which details the obligations of the groom to his wife. On face value, this seems rather inappropriate. We are witnessing the height of love and commitment between a husband and wife to share their…

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Peaceful godly abode

The gemarra gives us a vital insight into the heights of spirituality that can be attained via a successful marriage. The gemarra (Sotah 17a) comments that ‘if a man and wife have peace between them, the Shechinah (HaShem’s Presence) resides within them. Whilst if they do not have peace between…

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Does Torah Study Refine a Person's Character?

 A rabbi once visited the illustrious Rabbi Kanievsky, who was called "the Steipler," and he told him that he was looking for a shidduch for his granddaughter. He asked the Steipler what traits were important to look for in a boy, and the Steipler responded, "Diligence in Torah learning, common…

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