(Closed) Who should we have bless the challah/meal?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I say ask someone who’s important to you both. They can read the phonetic hebrew!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I suspect that someone who is not Jewish would feel uncomfortable in giving a Jewish prayer.  If you have someone who means a lot to you both, s/he could do it.  Or you could do it.  Or the rabbi could do it.

In our case, we had my ex-husband do it.  Not exactly a traditional choice, but it worked for him and for us.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Could you invite a member of your fiance’s family to do the hamotze in Hebrew, to be followed by a blessing by a member of your family in English?  

@2dbride: I love that your ex-husband participated in your wedding!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You can split the honor: have someone from his family bless the challah in Hebrew and then have a member on your side (grandfather, uncle, dad) say it in English – that way, both sides participate and everyone knows what was said.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@hotcocoa:  Yeah, he joked that he should have been the one to give me away.  Surprised 

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