Should I marry into a Jewish family

Rites and customs

In Judaism, the bride and groom are married in a special ceremony.

The marriage is valid inJudaism as a religious commandment and a prerequisite for starting a family. When getting married, the groom signs (in non-OrthodoxJudaism also the bride) a marriage contract (ketubah) in the presence of two witnesses. The ketubah sets out the rights of the wife to which the husband undertakes. This includes payments in the event of a divorce. After the signing, the bride and groom are married under a canopy (chuppah). Blessings are spoken, the ring slipped on and the marriage contract read out. In the orthodoxJudaism the bridegroom puts the ring on the bride; in the non-orthodox currents of theJudaism the rings are exchanged. This will make the marriage complete. Seven more blessings follow under the chuppah. At the end of the ceremony, the groom crushes a glass. This is reminiscent of the destruction of the first Jewish temple in Jerusalem.


in theJudaism there is the possibility for a man and a woman to get a divorce. The husband has to hand over a so-called divorce letter, Get, to his wife for this. This is fromRabbinical Court issued. The wife must agree to the separation. The traditional divorce ceremony is not a substitute for civil divorce.