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Dance the Hora: How to do the Jewish Wedding Dance

If you’ve never been to a Jewish wedding, you may not be familiar with the ritual dance, the Hora. But chances are, you’ve seen this circle dance that involves lifting the bride and groom in the air on chairs on TV or in a movie. It’s a joyous dance for everyone to take part in. 

Watch this video, and at your next Jewish wedding, when the song Hava Nagila starts playing, you’ll know what to do!

Looking for more information about Jewish weddings? Check out our Jewish Wedding Guide for Interfaith Couples or view as a PDF.


Lindsey Silken

Lindsey Silken is the director of content at 18Doors based in Natick, MA.