Breaking of the Glass

posted 3 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We ordered a glass when we ordered the ketubah. It was from MP Artworks and it was a small glass that you can choose the color, green, blue, red, green or yellow. 

Post # 4
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are using a lightbulb…. I read in other posts that sometimes it is difficult to break a wine glass…..

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We used a special glass that is designed for breaking.  You can choose from multiple colors and it comes in a pretty satin bag.  The idea is that if you like, you can later turn the glass shards into a piece of art as a keepsake, like a mezuzah, candlesticks. etc. 

You can buy the glass from Gallery Judaica online: http://www.galleryjudaica.com/jewish-wedding-ketubahs.aspx?Category=1&Class=8&Sort=1&Label=Breaking+Glasses

Post # 7
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641 posts
Busy bee

Something from the Bodum double wall line. Easy to smash, on par with a lightbulb.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My MIL got DH some special glass that you send the shards back to the company afterwards and they make you a mezzuzah out of it.  No idea where she got it though, and we haven’t sent it back yet. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had a special glass made for breaking, as shown below.  It still refused to break for several tries, until we stomped on it very sharply and hard.  The good part was, we were able to save the shards and have them melted down to make a mezuzah.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We ordered ours through Jewish Traditions and they are making something out of it as soon as I send the pieces back in.

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