Jewish Wedding

Chuppah as part of Jewish Wedding

What is a chuppah, and what does it symbolise?

The marriage ceremony is conducted under a marriage canopy, known in Hebrew as a chuppah (literally, “covering”). It consists of a square cloth, usually made of silk or velvet, supported by four staves, and ordinarily held by four men. The chuppah (also commonly spelled huppah) is mentioned in the Bible in association with marriage: “As …

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