The Wedding
From When A Jew Celebrates

Jewish Wedding

The Wedding celebration begins the Sabbath day before the marriage day.
It is customary then to call the groom to the Bimah during the reading of the Torah to recite the blessings. A special prayer is also recited for him. This is called the aufruf a Yiddish word meaning "call up". Sometimes the bride and groom are called up to the Bimah at Friday evening service and a special prayer for their happiness is said.

There is no other celebration which compares with the way that people are dressed at a wedding. The Bride wears white, a sign of purity. She wears a veil because Rebecca, in that first wedding in the Bible, "took a veil and covered herself with it".

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