IF: wedding

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The weekly challenge word on illustrationfriday.com is “wedding
hey, little sister, what have you done?
At a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, the bride and groom stand under a chupah, two cups of wine are poured and kiddush is recited over the first cup, the rings are exchanged, the ketubah is read, the seven blessings (Sheva Brachot) are recited over the second cup of wine and then a glass is placed on the floor, and the groom shatters it with his foot. This act serves as an expression of sadness at the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, and identifies the couple with the spiritual and national destiny of the Jewish people.

Everyone knows the simcas and nacchus that a wedding brings! Two people that were made for each other are bound together, forever, until death do they part. They may come from different backgrounds, but in the end, they are made up of (more or less) the same thing (or things, in this case…..).

When Mary Shelley said “How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and to dilate upon, so very hideous an idea?“, she was NOT talking about marriage. She was talking about Frankenstein.




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