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Jewish Weddings and Wine

The secret to a Jewish marriage is hidden in the wine.

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(54) R, August 28, 2015 5:47 AM

Very profound

This is very profound, and is at the root of why marriage is in its very essence a union of one man and one woman. Because it is only in the complmentarity of the male and female that two can become truly one flesh. There is only one physical aspect of a human person that is incomplete as a being - the sexual aspect. Each man and each woman has only half of a reproductive system. Each individual is therefore totally incapable of reproducing on his or her own, and therefore incapable of fulfilling the first commandment of God in the Other kinds of union may be an intertwining of sorts, but they are not in the true sense becoming one flesh, one complete new being (note that even if and when this union does not give rise to children, if the union is of the type that God planned, and open to children, then they are living in accord with God's commandment, and they are living as one flesh).

It is in this total self-giving of each to the other that they both become one complete being, physically, and that they demonstrate the total and unconditional love, which God planned to be the context in which each child comes to be, and which marks the creation of the family, even if sometimes that family is not blessed with biological children.

(53) Anonymous, June 7, 2015 12:53 PM

Jewish alliance


(52) Chanah Wierzbicki, March 28, 2015 3:18 AM


So beautiful! One flesh, just as G-d created the two, male and female, to become one whole unit! Such depth,beauty and love that only HaShem could create

(51) Ruchie, March 17, 2015 3:07 PM

Passionate and Profound

(50) Danny Pollock, March 8, 2015 5:17 PM


Marriage made in Heaven, settled in court.

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