There is an ancient Jewish practice for a bride and groom to celebrate together for the week that immediately follows their wedding. During this week, the newly married couple does not go out to work. They spend the entire week enjoying each other’s company and celebrating their new status. (If it is a second marriage for both parties, then the "week" described here is observed for only three days.)1

During the course of this special week, friends and relatives arrange festive meals for the bride and groom. The feasts are filled with songs and Torah thoughts that relate to the bride and groom. At the conclusion of each meal in which a minyan is present, a series of seven blessings (Sheva Brachot) are recited by the assembled in honor of the occasion.2

Click below to hear audio versions of the Sheva Brachot.

Click here for a printable PDF of the text in Hebrew, English, and transliteration.

Sheva Brachot

This information is from part 23 of the course on Daily Living.

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