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Painted Wine Bottle Vases

Collect a bunch of bottles and jars in all shapes and sizes and you can make lovely DIY centerpieces for any occassion! I sprayed a ton of bottles of all kinds (wine, olive oil, whiskey etc.) that I’d been saving for centerpieces and used them for a shabbat sheva brachas (festive meals for the seven [...]

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The Traditional Jewish Wedding Meal

As in other Jewish celebrations, Jewish weddings involve festive meals. The food served during the wedding reception will mainly depend on the ethnic origin and historical backgrounds of the Bride and Groom. Know your historical background. Ashkenazi Jews are of European origin and their menu traditionally composes of meats, roast potatoes and vegetables. Sephardic Jews, [...]

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How to Plan a Jewish Wedding Meal

Just like any other celebration, a Jewish wedding culminates with a festive meal. The food that will be served will mainly depend on the historical background of the couple - Ashkenazi or Jews of European origin, and Sephardi or Jews of Middle Eastern , Spanish and Portuguese origin. Traditionally, kosher food is prepared for the Jewish [...]

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Sheva Berachos

With Commentary and Bircas HaMazonby Rabbi Moshe Bamberger Under the chupah, at the end of the wedding feast, and during the festive week after the wedding, we hear and rejoice with the Sheva Berachos, the blessings that begin with praise of Creation and climax with a shower of good wishes for the builders of a [...]

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Soulmates

On Love, Marriage, and the Wedding Ceremonyby Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach zt’lEdited by Zivi Ritche Some of the highest moments with Reb Shlomo were at the weddings he performed. When he would perform a wedding, he would spend hours teaching what a Jewish wedding really is. He transformed the wedding from a social gathering into the [...]

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer

by Macy Nulman Fifteen years in the making, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer is a monumental achievement. Never before has such a comprehensive resource been available to those searching for answers to questions on Jewish prayer. Macy Nulman has provided, in one unique, accessible volume, information on each and every prayer recited in the Ashkenazic [...]

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Sheva Berachos

With Commentary and Bircas HaMazonby Rabbi Moshe Bamberger Under the chupah, at the end of the wedding feast, and during the festive week after the wedding, we hear and rejoice with the Sheva Berachos, the blessings that begin with praise of Creation and climax with a shower of good wishes for the builders of a [...]

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The Essential Shiron Birkon

by Michael Silverstein A beautiful ‘benscher’, in a class of its own — perhaps the most complete one you will ever find. Clear, attractive typography and layout combines with dozens of contemporary Jewish songs (perfect for a ‘kumzitz’ or a little liveliness) and English translation and transliteration throughout. Includes Birkas Hamazon (Grace After Meals), Shabbos [...]

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Aneni-Tehillim Boxed Set

A Treasury of Praise and SupplicationTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Iskowitz This beautiful boxed set makes a special gift for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, and other special occasions. AneniIn troubled times and joyous times, this beautiful anthology will help you express your heartfelt prayers. This personal prayer companion, with facing Hebrew text and English translation, contains [...]

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The Complete Jewish Wedding Companion

Rabbi Zalman Goldstein Publisher: The Jewish Learning Group The ultimate guide to understanding and enjoying a traditional Jewish wedding experience. The Jewish Wedding Companion takes you through all the steps — from the engagement to the wedding — with clear instructions, explanations, and directions. It also includes all relevant prayers, liturgy, and blessings. Great for [...]

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