Re: Brick wall-NY Marriage Certificate - Huppah in the Sunshine/sunshade #general
I think there might be some confusion regarding the custom of marrying
outside under the Huppah (Wedding Canopy) under which the bride and groom
are married. This custom can be traced back to biblical times and reminds
us of the tent ceremony to bring the bride into the grooms tent (Genesis
24.67). The Huppah is meant to symbolise the future home of the young couple.
It was (is) customary for weddings to take place in front of the synagogue
under the canopy of heaven. Some couples prefer to marry at nightfall in
order to see the stars.
I understand the custom of marrying outside is an Ashkenazi one and
Sephardic (Spanish & Portuguese) Jews do not follow this custom for reasons
of their history.
Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...> wrote:
Since you have an invitation to the reception and not to the marriage
Jewish marriage custom is that it is a public, originally outdoor, ceremony,Marie Lubman wrote:
MODERATOR NOTE: Discussion of Jewish customs is appropriate in this forum asI am looking for the marriage certificate for Isaac (Ike) ABRAHAMS and
long as it is relevant to Jewish genealogy.