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Ana Dragule
04-07-2015, 02:33 PM
Does marrying in Jewish ceremony matter to Jews religiously or is it more of a cultural thing?

shunyadragon
04-10-2015, 09:45 AM
Depends on how strongly their belief is. It is culturally and religiously important to those who are observant Jews.

Ana Dragule
04-15-2015, 07:19 PM
Why is it religiously important? I found some information about Orthodox conversions, but not an explanation of what the value of getting married in a synagogue is. I am wondering if the building matters or if it is just a ceremony, and what impact the wedding has on their relationship with the wedding and the community.

Catholicity
04-16-2015, 04:02 PM
Orthodox Jews believe there redemption and their salvation comes by being observant of the law. Everything matters to them, including the weddings.

Scorching Wizard
07-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Why is it religiously important? I found some information about Orthodox conversions, but not an explanation of what the value of getting married in a synagogue is. I am wondering if the building matters or if it is just a ceremony, and what impact the wedding has on their relationship with the wedding and the community.

It can be compared to a Christian wedding: is it important to get married in a secular ceremony versus getting married in a church?

Obviously, if we get married in a synagogue, then we can be sure that we have a chuppah, a valid ketubah, and that the traditions of our people are followed. We would get none of that if married by a justice of the peace.