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Wedding Customs, Jewish


The traditional Jewish marriage involved progressive steps. With the consent of the wedding couple, the parents arranged the marriage. After the engagement ceremony, the couple had to go through a preparation period for the wedding, including setting up a living facility for its marital life. On the wedding day, the groom would go with his friends to the bride’s house to receive her from her parents. This must be the context when the ten virgins went out with their lamps to welcome the groom to the bride’s house. After the wedding there, the couple will go to the groom’s house for seven days of the wedding celebration. The delayed arrival of the bridegroom was normal in a Jewish wedding.

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