Every Jewish Wedding Ceremony, traditional, not so traditional, needs a breaking glass for the groom to break with his right foot at the conclusion of the Jewish ceremony.
Breaking Glass offers two meanings…
- It reminds us of the destruction of the Holy Temple.
- The breaking of the glass also is a warning of the frailty of a marriage.
That single thoughtless act, breach of trust, or infidelity can damage a marriage in ways that are very difficult to undo – just as it would be so difficult to undo the breaking of this glass. Knowing that this marriage is permanent, the bride and groom should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting their spouse and love of their life.
Once the glass is broken, the guests rejoice, ‘Mazel Tov!’
After many requests, “where can I purchase this all-important item for my ceremony?”. As I proceeded to do online research for reputable Judaica retailers, I too had difficulty and could now understand. With that research, the Jewish Wedding Judaica shop evolved. It is right here on Jewish Wedding Rabbi. It offers the three major, and well known Jewish artist’s various styles and colors. If you have a Judaica retailer nearby where you live, those retailers are a good resource. They should carry one or all three designs.
All the breaking glass styles include a pull string bag. The bag offers dual purpose; for the safety of the groom’s foot and the glass, shards become a keepsake for the wedding couple. The shards of glass can be placed in a piece of Judaica art (Jewish art) and displayed in the home. It is tradition to own beautiful pieces of Judaica and displayed in our homes.
Below are samples of the breaking glass product sold on the Jewish Wedding Judaica web site. Each sample is linked to that web site. The prices are the same as the walk-in retailers. Do take a look if you are in need of the very important, for the big ending, of your wedding ceremony.
Simon Tov, Mazel Tov!
Breaking Glass is stepped on by the Bride Groom follows the order of the Jewish Wedding Ceremony.
Groom’s Glass – Teardrops
To Break Under the Chuppah
by Artist Sara Beames
Delicate handmade, blown glass “teardrops” to break under the Chuppah.
Includes a Velvet Bag to break the glass in.
Available in Blue, Gold, Purple, Emerald Green hand blown glass.
Breakable Wedding Glass
To Break Under the Chuppah
by Artist Gary Rosenthal
The Gary Rosenthal Collection is one of the most popular and unique lines of Judaic art in the country.
A specially designed glass to be broken by the groom under the Chupah at the wedding ceremony.
Includes a Velvet Bag.
Available in Blue, Green, or Red lustrous glass (shades vary slightly with each handmade glass).
Groom’s Wedding Glass with Embroidered Silk Pillow
by Beames Designs
The groom’s Mazel Tov Blue painted wedding breaking glass is safely contained within a lined, embroidered silk pillow that will hold the glass shards. The sheer organza case displays the beautiful Blue embroidered Hebrew inscription: “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” from the Song of Songs.
The breaking of the glass occurs at the very end of the Jewish Wedding Ceremony when the groom breaks it with his right foot.