Breaking of the Glass in a Perth Jewish Wedding Ceremony
You have probably seen many times in the movies a Jewish wedding in a temple or by a lake and the wedding ends with the breaking the glass and everyone shouting “Mazel Tov”. Well it is an important and well loved ritual for those with those of Jewish faiths and ancestry. Many couples will have their Rabbi perform the ceremony but below is an example of a ceremony performed for a couple who could not get their Rabbi to attend so I wrote this Breaking Glass ceremony for them:
“Before I present to you the newly married couple, there will be a final meaningful ceremony: “Breaking of the glass”. The Breaking of the glass has a number of meanings. It recalls the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Even at the height of personal joy, sadness is remembered.
The Breaking of the glass also reminds us of the fragility of personal relationships. The glass is shattered with the implications that the marriage relationship should always remain intact and that their marriage will last longer than it will take to repair all the broken pieces together.
So as the groom breaks the glass followed by a beautiful kiss, please all hail “Mazel Tov”.
Bride and Groom you have declared before all of us the bond uniting you both, and your desire to share your lives together in marriage. All of your family and friends recognize and respect the vows you have made here before us however what will make your marriage real and meaningful is the honesty and sincerity of the vows you have pledged to each other.
Bride and Groom I now have the honour to pronounce you to be husband and wife.
(Groom breaks the glass).
All: Mazel Tov
Groom you may now kiss your bride.
Please congratulate the newly married couple.”
Here are some more jewish rituals that i have also written for Wedding Ceremonies as a Civil Wedding Celebrant in Perth:
Brad Whitelock, Perth Wedding Celebrant.