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house clean". Some "yeshivish" weddings have extra dancing after the Grace after meals where certain friends are invited for a "chassunah tanse". These friends are not invited for the rest of the wedding … , but they come at the end to dance with the couple. While not directly wedding related, if you are comfortable enough and on a good friendship with the groom or bride's parents, you could ask if you …
answered Apr 28 '16 by DanF
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A rav explained to me that the word "Gilo" come from "gil" related to "gilah" meaning "joy". So, "Im bat gilo" means "the daughter of his joy". The concept seems slightly Kabbalistic, in the sense th …
answered Jan 12 '15 by DanF
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. Ya'akov knew that Lavan was a swindler so he told Rachel to use certain signs so that he could identify her at the wedding. However, when she saw that her father was presenting Leah to Ya'akov, she …
answered Nov 26 '19 by DanF
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As far as I know, there are no more beautiful blessings to offer the couple than those included in the Sheva Brachot recited under the chuppa as well as at the end of the wedding. If that's …
answered Feb 11 '16 by DanF
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This, according to Halachipedia: A wedding on Chanukah If the wedding takes place at night then the groom fulfills his obligation with the lighting in his father's house which took place … before the wedding. [35] If the wedding takes place during the day before sunset, the groom [...] doesn't fulfill his obligation with the lighting in his father's house but rather he must light …
answered Dec 17 '14 by DanF
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Many years ago, a group of us were in a summer camp for a convention. A chattan who got lost trying to find the camp he was supposed to go to, abandoned his car on the road b/c Shabbat was approaching …
answered Aug 25 '14 by DanF
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This site mentions: the Avram Siz includes the reading of a passage in Genesis in which Abraham sends his servant, Eliezer, to find a suitable mate for his son, Isaac. This is why it's called …
answered Mar 13 '17 by DanF
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I never paid attention to this until you mentioned this now. I think the reason for that funeral arrangement makes sense, having been to a few too many funerals, lately. Many funeral chapels have tw …
answered Jun 6 '17 by DanF
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At my wedding, the rav / mesader kiddushin did all the brachot. Practical reasons: We avoided "family politics". Inevitably, if we would have given to some people, others would have really been … this is a concern for most people, but, it very well might be. Also, while most people are glad to attend your wedding (some, interestingly, are not, but come, anyway - I can't figure that out …
answered Jan 12 '15 by DanF
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I have to admit that it's been a while since I said this to my bashert, and I guess I have to find my rav to confirm what I said. (He has a better memory than I.) But, to add to רבות מחשבות's answer, …
answered Apr 16 '18 by DanF
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Adding to Joel's answer, Sheva Brachot (the ones at the end of the meal; not the ones said at the chuppa.) also don't get savri. By the logic stated in Joel K's answer, consider that the one making t …
answered Mar 5 '19 by DanF
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Nit'ei Gavriel addresses the first two items There is a controversy regarding someone who attended the Chuppah and heard the Sheva Brachot. The ruling is to be lenient and consider him panim chadasho …
answered Jun 18 '15 by DanF
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communities, henna was a crucial aspect of the preparations for a Jewish wedding, and often defined the structure of the wedding festivities, from the beginning (marked by the sending of henna from …
answered Aug 3 '17 by DanF
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What goes on in a yichud room is really supposed to be no one else's business. That's why is called a yichud room ... But, since you want to know, I can speak from my wedding as well as that of my … relatives and close friends: First, in most cases, the chassan and kallah are hungry because they have fasted the whole day, and sometimes, the bit of wine combined with the stress of the wedding, the …
answered Dec 3 '14 by DanF
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I received about a dozen Kiddush cups as wedding gifts. B"H, I have used almost all of them for some reason! Offhand, I see no problem with giving a couple a Kiddush cup for their wedding … for Yom Tov and additional ones for Pesach. (I've heard of some people that use a different cup for each of the 4 cups during the Seder!) If the wedding couple invites their own large family and / or …
answered Apr 13 '15 by DanF

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