Jewish Marriage Ceremony. The author of the present essay found a difficulty in getting a correct account of the use of the ring in Jewish marriages; although there is an exceedingly learned and interesting decision in relation to one in the English Ecelesiastical Reports.
He applied to a professional friend of the Jewish persuasion, who obtained the following interesting particulars from one of our best Hebrew scholars: The nuptial rite among the Jews consists of three distinct acts which together form the regular marriage ceremony. 1st. The religious act Kidushin, consecration, by which the husband that is to be mekadesh consecrates--that is to say, sets apart from all other women and inhibits to all other men the woman who, by that act, becomes his wife. Jewish Wedding Ceremony.
In traditional Jewish literature marriage is actually called kiddushin, which translates as "sanctification" or "dedication.
" "Sanctification," indicates that what is happening is not just a social arrangement or contractual agreement, but a spiritual bonding and the fulfillment of a mitzvah, a Divine precept. "Dedication," indicates that the couple now have an exclusive relationship, that involves total dedication of the bride and groom to each other, to the extent of them becoming, as the Kabbalists state, "one soul in two bodies.
" Marriage. The Torah provides very little guidance with regard to the procedures of a marriage.
The method of finding a spouse, the form of the wedding ceremony, and the nature of the marital relationship are all explained in the Talmud. Bashert: Soul Mates According to the Talmud, Rav Yehuda taught that 40 days before a male child is conceived, a voice from heaven announces whose daughter he is going to marry, literally a match made in heaven!