Birkat Kohanim / Breaking of the Glass

The final ritual in the Jewish wedding ceremony is probably the best known. There are many explanations for the custom that began in the 14th century. Michele’s Modern Jewish Wedding explanation is it signifies that today is a day of irrevocable change. The moment when the glass is broken the separate lives of each individual getting married end and their life as a married couple begins.  The act is a reminder that relationships are fragile and must be treated with great care, love and mutual respect.

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