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Why We Break the Glass at Jewish Weddings

What is this breaking the glass thing all about? One of the most recognizable traditions in a Jewish wedding, signaling the end of the ceremony and time to rejoice, many of us don’t actually know the meaning behind breaking the glass. This is partly because there is no one definition of this ritual.

There are many different interpretations of this tradition, so G-dcast collected three to animate in this short video.

Learn more about breaking the glass here, and find many more tips for creating an inclusive ceremony here.

Lindsey Silken

Author: Lindsey Silken

Lindsey Silken is the director of content at 18Doors based in Natick, MA. She can be reached at lindsey@18doors.org.


Lindsey Silken

Lindsey Silken is the director of content at 18Doors based in Natick, MA. She can be reached at lindsey@18doors.org.