A traditional Jewish ceremony does not normally encompass the exchange of vows. Ceremony structure may vary among individual rabbis. Once the exchange of rings occur, the marriage vows are customarily sealed. Here is a look at some of the best Jewish wedding vows examples to help encourage the creation of your own.
Do you, ______, take ______ to be your wife/husband, promising to cherish and protect her/him, whether in good fortune or in adversity, and to seek together with her/him a life hallowed by the faith of Israel?
Do you, ______, take ______ to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband, to love, to honor, and to cherish?
With this ring, you are made holy to me, for I love you as my soul. You are now my wife.
With this ring, you are made holy to me, for I love you as my soul. You are now my husband.
_______________ and ___________, life is given to each of us as individuals, and yet we must learn to live together. Love is given to us by our family and friends – we learn to love by being loved. Learning to love and living together is one of the greatest challenges of life; and it is the shared goal of a married life.
Blessed in God’s name are these beloved companions who come before us. He who is powerful above all, who is great above all, who is supreme above all, may He bless these beloved companions.
May God who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless __________________ and _________________, who are here today with gratitude for all the blessings their years together have afforded them. May God protect them and may they continue to enjoy God’s blessings, witnessing their descendants occupying themselves with Torah and mitzvot. Grant them benediction and success in all their endeavors, embraced by the love of their children/ grandchildren/ great- grandchildren and other loved ones, so they may live in joy, peace and companionship. Amen.
Our God and God of our ancestors, our hearts are filled with joy and gratitude as we look back over the years that ________________ and _________________ have shared together in marriage. Source of Life, we know that these years have allowed them to grow as individuals and as a couple, inspired by the wisdom of those who came before, strengthened by the support of the community and nurtured by the love they share together and with their children/ grandchildren/ great-grandchildren.
By this ring you are sanctified to me as my wife in accordance with the traditions of Moses and Israel. Wear me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is infinitely strong. Many waters cannot quench love, no flood can sweep it away, I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.
Here is a Jewish wedding ceremony being performed in Manhattan. This is a great example to the type of traditional Jewish weddings that are performed.
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