After the wedding

Posted by Keep The Glass on March 06, 2012 0 Comments

In contradistinction to a non-jewish custom, in which the Chossan and Kallah travel to a honeymoon location, Jewish custom prefers that the couple begin their new life together in the comfort of their familiar community.

In the week following the wedding, it is customary for friends and relatives to host festive meals in honor of the Chossan and Kallah. This is called the week of Sheva Brachos, in reference to the blessings said at the conclusion of each of these festive meals.

A young unmarried woman was discussing with the Lubavitcher Rebbe some perspective matches that had been suggested to her, and she explained why none of them appealed to her.

The Rebbe smiled, “You have read too many romance novels from the world of fiction. Real love is an emotion that intensifies throughout life. It is the small, everyday acts of being together that make love flourish. It is sharing and caring and respecting one another. It is building a life together, a family and a home. As two lives unite to form one, over time, there is a point where each partner feels a part of the other, where each partner can no longer visualize life without the other at his or her side”

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