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    Why Do We Break a Glass at Jewish Weddings?

    Break a Glass at Jewish Weddings
    Mazel tov!
    You may be familiar with the Jewish tradition of the groom breaking the glass at the end of a wedding ceremony. After he crushes it with his right foot, and the guests shout "Mazel tov!" ("Congratulations!")

    But why do we do this?

    • Some view it as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Even during this joyous occasion, we still mourn. 
    • Others say the fragility of the glass reminds us of the fragility of relationships. May your relationship not crack like the glass.
    • The loud glass smashing noise is said to scare away evil.
    • The breaking of the glass is symbolic of the couple's breaking with their past lives so that they can create a new family together.

    These days, it isn't just the groom breaking the glass. Often the brides will break their own, and the glass shards come together in a beautiful smash glass giftMake your own tradition.

    However you choose to break a glass on your wedding day, may it be the start to a long and fruitful marriage!

     


     

    How to Build Your Jewish Wedding Registry

    Ready to start your Jewish Gift registry? Click here.

    So you're planning the Jewish wedding of your dreams. Mazel tov! It's never too early to put together your Jewish registry. It's one of the most fun parts (besides cake testing. Mmmm, cake.) 

    Jewish Wedding Registry

    But where do you start? First of all, don't browse alone. Bring your fiance and shop together! These should be gifts you both love. Also, think of the long-term. While you may still go over to your Aunt Rebecca's house for Passover Seder now, down the road you may want to host with your own children. Invest in gorgeous Judaica now that you'll have for years. Your guests want to get you something special that will remind you of them every time you use it. Now, what to get?

    Start with these essentials:


    Shabbat - we usher in the Jewish Sabbath by lighting candles and blessing the wine and challah. 

    apples and honey

    Rosh Hashanah - we dip apples in honey for a sweet New Year!

    Lasercut Vine Seder Plate in Black

    Passover - we commemorate the Jewish exodus from Egypt with a Seder (order) meal


    Hanukkah - we light the menorah and play dreidel to commemorate the miracle of the Maccabee's oil lasting 8 days

    Jew Steel Mezuzah

    Other Judaica


    Ready to start your Jewish registry? Start here.
     
    If you have any questions at all, message or call us!

    Top 10 Cool Jewish Wedding Gifts

    Jewish Wedding Gifts

    Wedding season is in full effect! We love love here at ModernTribe and for any couple beginning a new Jewish life together, there are certainly essential items that make perfect Jewish wedding gifts. We've rounded up our Top 10 Jewish Wedding Gift Ideas - both the useful and the fun!

    Shop all wedding gifts here.


    A gift card to ModernTribe in a lucky increment of 18 also makes a great gift! 18 is the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word "chai" meaning "life"!

    A beautiful, personalized Jewish wedding gift. The text reads: "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." They will cherish this forever!


    Gifts for Shabbat are the perfect traditional wedding present, and thisJubilant Challah Board by Melanie Dankowicz in stainless steel, and maple wood, brings a whimsical joyousness to your Shabbat table!


    Marriage is all about compromise, but sometimes you want to throw your hands in the air and say Oy Vey! This pillow is perfect for the couple with a sense of humor.


    For the couple that loves to host!  The pomegranate-shaped trivet is filled with blooming wildflowers of Israel. Pretty enough to keep on a table all year!

    In silver or black, starting at $78. Shop the  Blooming Pomegranate Trivet by Melanie Dankowicz here!

    How stunning is this kiddish cup by Michael Aram? A classic gift with a modern design win stainless steel and goldtone edginess.


    Smashing the glass is a traditional part of a Jewish wedding ceremony, and we have lots of gift options for couples wanting to preserve the shards. But these handmade Joy Stember Shabbat candlesticks are one of our favorites, and an opportunity to create a family heirloom to be passed down for generations.


    Bless the couple with joy and happiness, love and friendship. Inscribed on this mezuzah is text from the Sheva Brachot, the seven wedding blessings. Stainless steel is laser cut and then brushed to a shiny finish.


    For the minimalist couple! This Shalom panel wishes them a lifetime of peace. 


    For the fun couple who is all about a good time! (Get it?) A bagel clock really makes a house a home, right?


    1. Moon Path Shabbat Candlesticks
    And the number one cool Jewish gift is...Moon Path Shabbat Candlesticks by Israeli designer Laura Cowan! We love how these candlesticks can also be used as candy or nut dishes and are based on the movement of the moon. Kind of romantic, right?