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Wedding blessing ceremony and sealing all with the wine is raised high with joy.
Wedding Blessing Ceremony – the Seven Blessings
The Jewish wedding blessing ceremony is called Nisuin.
The second cup of wine is poured into the new Kiddush cup. The wedding couple will share the wine sealing the seven blessings, the Sheva B’rachot. They are either read or chanted by the clergy person officiant. Sheva is the Hebrew word for seven. B’rachot is the Hebrew word for blessings. The Sheva B’rachot. Seven is a prominent number for all those that are culturally connected to Judaism. It is symbolic of a personal connection.
The Jewish wedding blessings declare, ‘The sound of joy, the sound of celebration, the voice of the groom, the voice of the bride. For two people makes a marriage. The seven blessings are symbolic of the beauty of two people who can create their beautiful world. There are alternative ways to read or chant the seven blessings with a modern twist. There is no requirement for it to be strictly traditional.
The wine is sacred, directly from the earth. Fermentation is the natural process of the grape. That too is how wine is certified kosher as the grapes from the vine are in their purest form with no additives. Most foods are naturally kosher in its original form. This is why the grapes that grow on the vine are picturesque in the vineyards. Nature at its best.
In Napa Valley, California, wine country is Hagafen Cellars Vineyard, and kosher. The staff is friendly both by email and in person. When you visit you feel very comfortable as you enjoy your time tasting the wine with the vineyard only a few feet away from you.
Also see, Order of Wedding Ceremony