The Myth of the “Authentic Jewish Wedding”

The Myth of the “Authentic Jewish Wedding”


Aug 27 2017
, 1PM- 2:30PM

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 1:00pm

Speaker Dr. Vanessa Ochs, University of Virginia

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What is an “authentic” Jewish wedding? Whether you are getting ready for your big day or are a cultural anthropologist at heart, learn about the surprising history of iconic Jewish wedding practices such as the chuppa, ketubah, and the breaking of a glass. Jewish wedding practices have long derived from the cultures in which Jews have lived. This reality might shed light on new wedding rituals in our time.

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