Under the Chuppah a glass is placed on the floor‚ and the groom‚ Chatan‚ shatters it with his foot. The breaking of the glass serves as an expression of sadness at the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem‚ and identifies the couple with the destiny of the Jewish people. Even at the moment of greatest rejoicing‚ everyone is reminded of the Psalmist's injunction to set Jerusalem above my highest joy.
Breaking the glass at the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony‚ when the groom stomps on a glass to crush it‚ is an important and cherished moment. Everyone cheers up and congratulates the newly wed couple‚ the guests shout‚ Mazel Tov and the life as a wedded couple starts.
Mazal Tov! One of the most beautiful traditions at a Jewish wedding ceremony is breaking the wine glass in remembrance of Jerusalem.
Save those precious moments of breaking the glass at the wedding in a way that they will be kept forever. The shards from the wedding day can now be included in a piece of art. This is one of the most beautiful gifts a couple can get‚ one to be treasured from this generation to the next.
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