Breaking of the Glass

What Is Breaking of The Glass?

The breaking of the Glass happens at a Jewish wedding ceremony so as to remember two of the most important and tragic events of Jewish history.

One of these events is the destruction of the Jewish temples.

It is an otherwise joyous occasion, that also allows for a moment of reflection.

Key Points

  • The Breaking of the Glass symbolizes the destruction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
  • This tradition is included in the wedding ceremony to symbolize the finality of the marital covenant.
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