Post # 1
I am in the process of converting and I am not too sure who we should have bless the challah…the rabbi suggested a member of the family, such as an uncle or grandfather. My family is not of Jewish faith and my fiances grandfather is not one to stand and make a blessing in hebrew, nor is the remainder of his family Jewish…so should the rabbi do so…or should we ask someone who means a lot to us both?
Post # 3
I say ask someone who’s important to you both. They can read the phonetic hebrew!
Post # 4
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
- 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
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
@hotcocoa: Yeah, he joked that he should have been the one to give me away.