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The Talmud (menachos 43a) states, R. Meir says: Why was techelet singled out from all the various colors? Techelet is similar to the sea, and the sea is similar to the heavens, and heavens to the Heavenly Throne, as it says: "Under His feet was the likeness of sapphire brickwork, and it was like the essence of heaven in purity." (Shemot 24:10) ...


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@Danno is on track! See this, also. It's a bit more comprehensive. Excerpt: Blue in Judaism is used to symbolise divinity, because blue is the color of the sky and sea. It can also represent equilibrium, since its hue suggests a shade midway between white and black, day and night. According to several rabbinic sages, blue is the color of God’s ...


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Besides having seen non-white, I have also seen one in which the names of the chasan and kallah (for all the children and grandchildren) were embroidered onto panels of a family chupah as each one got married. ?I was told that this was a German minhag (or at least for this family).



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