Jewish Wedding Hakafot

Hakafot – Circling

Jewish wedding ceremonies traditionally begin with the
bride circling the groom seven times. Circling,
symbolizes creating an invisible wall of love and protection.
To make this ritual more egalitarian, some couples
choose to hold hands and walk the seven circles together.

*It’s also popular (and often preferred) for the bride and groom to do 3 circles each, and the 7 circle together.

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Rabbi Shai

Rabbi Shai Specht-Sandler is a Jewish and Interfaith wedding and life cycle officiant, singer-songwriter, certified relationship and life coach, published author, educator and motivational speaker.

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