Jewish wedding tradition

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Couples of the Jewish faith often spend their wedding ceremony underneath a “chuppah.” This is a canopy or covering made from a cloth or sheet stretched over four poles. The chuppah may be freestanding, or it may be held aloft by members of the wedding party. According to tradition, the chuppah symbolizes the home the couple will build together. Although a chuppah isn’t a required component of the ceremony and couples will be recognized as married without it, in more cases than not, a chuppah is an integral part of the ceremony.

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