Is a Non-Jew allowed to stand under a chupah when a wedding is being officiated, either as a guest or as a relative of the couple? Couldn't find a source that discusses this situation.

  • Interesting timing as Liberal Judaism in the UK just permitted intermarriage ceremonies to take place under the chuppah. r"l.
    – robev
    Oct 8, 2020 at 19:35
  • I don’t know the Halacha but practically what I’ve seen is that nonjews don’t stand under the chuppa that’s why they stand near but not under. However sometimes it gets complicated where the Kallahs father or Chossons father is not Jewish. As always CYLOR Oct 8, 2020 at 19:44
  • @Robev as I understand it’s up to of the discretion of the rabbi whether to allow. It appears some don’t like the idea. Oct 8, 2020 at 19:45
  • Possibly related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/101657/… Oct 8, 2020 at 19:47
  • I assume halachically it's fine but for meta-halachic reasons it would be forbidden
    – robev
    Oct 8, 2020 at 19:48

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe says absolutely not: enter image description here

  • About what situation was he speaking? It's unclear. An intermarried relative?
    – Shalom
    Oct 8, 2020 at 20:27
  • "Should it materialize ..." -- so some family member's non-Jewish boyfriend/girlfriend/"date"?
    – Shalom
    Oct 8, 2020 at 20:28
  • If anything the letter says "as a spectator or guest" it would be okay.
    – Shalom
    Oct 8, 2020 at 20:28
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    What if either the groom or the bride (or both) are gerim? In which case it's not a situation of intermarriage but almost the opposite.
    – Harel13
    Oct 8, 2020 at 20:30
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    Wow, thank you Maurice Mizrahi! GREAT source! Couldn't be better! Really appreciate! Where can I find this letter?
    – user16403
    Oct 8, 2020 at 23:08

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