Isreali dating customs

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The first cup accompanies the betrothal blessings, recited by the rabbi.

The kallah then settles at the chatan's right-hand side.

In Jewish law, a marriage becomes official when the chatan gives an object of value to the kallah. The ring should be made of plain gold, without blemishes or ornamentation (e.g.

stones) ― just as it is hoped that the marriage will be one of simple beauty.

As on Yom Kippur, both the chatan and kallah fast (in this case, from dawn until after the completion of the marriage ceremony).

And at the ceremony, the chatan wears a kittel, the traditional white robe worn on Yom Kippur.

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