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Mazal Tov!
The Ritual and Customs of a Jewish Wedding
Mazal Tov!
Authors: Michael Shire
Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1-58479-259-0
EAN: 9781584792598
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 11/12/2002
Trim Size: 8 x 10 1/2
Page Count: 78
Cover: HC-Cloth with Jacket
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About the book
An essential volume for every Jewish couple on the path to marriage, Mazal Tov! contains the standard liturgy used in Jewish wedding ceremonies throughout the world. It includes blessings and songs, printed in both Hebrew and English, and descriptions of traditional wedding rituals, from exchanging the rings, circling the bride, and sharing the wine to the reading of the wedding contract and the breaking of a glass. Also included are descriptions of the variations in wedding customs practiced by different Jewish communities around the world. The text is illustrated with wedding scenes and symbolic decoration taken from illuminated manuscripts and Jewish wedding contracts (ketubbah) from the British Library's collections. These medieval illuminations are gloriously colored and gilded testaments to age-old wedding traditions.

About the author
Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire is director of the Center for Jewish Education in London. He studied Hebrew literature and Jewish history at University College in London and has received a doctorate in Jewish education from Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles. He lectures at the University of London and Leo Baeck College and is the author of many scholarly publications.

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