(Closed) Challah

posted 7 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The meal is begun with a blessing over a wedding challah (a large braided loaf of egg-rich bread).  The blessing is:

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I love challah!  I never knew it was both delicious AND meaningful.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t know there was supposed to be challah on the tables… hmm… maybe we can dye it our wedding color! What is the purpose? Fiance is the jewish one here too and he has no idea about anything wedding related.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

We did not have challah on each table – just one large one that was cut ceremoniously in front of everyone while the blessing was said, and then cut into small pieces and handed out to the tables by the caterer

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had challah at our wedding. Since we had an interfaith wedding, we actually had two blessings- one Catholic (done by my Dad), and one Jewish (done by MIL). It was beautiful and everyone loved it. As noted by 2dbride above, my Mother-In-Law did this blessing over the challah and the wine. I think it is a lovely gesture that your FIL’s are offering to pay to have challah at each table. Perhaps you could do that- have your Future Mother-In-Law or Future Father-In-Law stand up and give a brief explanation of the blessing over the challah and wine, and then have them do the actual blessing? And maybe one of your parents could stand up and say a Catholic blessing? It would be a nice way to respect both religions and also involve both parents. Just an idea…

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you eat challah before the meals on shabbos and holidays after saying the hamotzi. it’s a reminder that god provides for us.

are you having benchers? you can choose one with explanations of things like challah and the blessings, or print something on your menus.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@kitzy: usually people do one big challah, but small individula challa’s are so cute

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