Tish

What Is a Tish?

A Tish is a Jewish reception held for men that takes place at a table laden with food and drink.

The groom’s father and the bride’s father are seated adjacent to the groom and surrounded by rabbis.

Other male guests are seated around the table such as the groom’s relatives and friends toast and sing to the groom.

 Key Points

  • The groom is interrupted by his friends shortly after beginning, with lively singing and clapping in which all who are present join in to prevent him from continuing.
  • The most important procedure at the groom’s reception is the completion and validation of the  This is a marriage contract that is carefully reviewed by the rabbi to determine that all details are correct.
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