Again there shall be heard in this place…in the town of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem…the sound of mirth and gladness, the voice of bridegroom and bride. (Jeremiah 33:10-11)
Under the chuppah a tallit is often used at a traditional Jewish wedding. There is a beautiful ancient custom of placing the groom’s tallit during the chuppah over the couple’s head while the Sheva Brachot (“Seven Blessings”) are recited.
This custom has been retained by German and Sephardic Jews and apparently is being revived by many modern couples at the chuppah.
In many Sephardic weddings the grooms wraps himself in a tallit — presented as a gift by the bride — under the chuppah, and then it is held over the bride and groom by eligible bachelors.
And sometimes a full size tallit is placed over the chuppah, or serves as the chuppah itself.
The prevalent Jewish custom is for the kallah to buy her chassan his first tallit ahead of their chuppah and give it to him on or shortly before the wedding day. “Just as the wedding ring symbolizes that she is bound to him to the exclusion of other men,” writes the late Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, “the tallith symbolizes that he is bound to her to the exclusion of all other women.”
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Chuppah Tallit – Handmade
Modern designs by Yair Emanuel and Galilee Silks. Yair Emanuel tallits incorporate a fusion of traditional motifs influenced by modern and oriental art. Designed and crafted in his Jerusalem studio, Emanuel’s unique tallits are characterized by a combination of old and new, using vivid color schemes.
Galilee Silks tallits, made of 100% wool with exquisite Damascus silk and synthetic design work, are a popular choice as a wedding tallit.
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