Honoring the Modern Jewish Mother
In my family, mother’s day is always a major holiday.
It is so close to my mother’s birthday; sometimes, even falling on the same day.
Mother’s day is also a celebrated day in Judaism.
After all, the fourth commandment, explicitly tells us, “To honor our mother and father.”
A Modern Jewish Wedding is an easy occasion to honor your Jewish or non-Jewish mom.
- Use a pin or other adornment from your maternal line for your bridal bouquet.
- Your parents do more than just be present during the Ketubah signing. They can present it to both bride and groom as a way of symbolically passing the tradition of Judaism on to her children.
- Traditionally, the mother figure escorts both the bride and the groom down the aisle to the chuppah.
- Allow your mother to do a blessing or read a part of the wedding service.
- Allow your Mom to be lifted high into a chair during the Horah.
- Do a mother-daughter dance as well as a father-daughter dance.
Do you have a special way you plan to honor your mother? Share it with us!