Breaking of Glass

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Officiant: We conclude the ceremony with the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass. The breaking of the glass, like the commitment you make today, is irrevocable and permanent.

 

It is a reminder of the fragility of life and all human relationships.

For the romantics among us, and surely there are still a few left, it is supposed to be as difficult to put the glass back together as it is to break the newly married couple apart.

As the groom breaks the glass, I invite everyone to shout,

“Mazel Tov” which means

“Congratulations and Good Luck!”

(this is done at the end of the ceremony)