Monday, September 10, 2007

a chuppah

...is meant for weddings.

it's meant for a bride and her groom to stand together underneath. for their parents and grandparents to circle around. for photographers and rabbis to snap and bless. for friends and employers to crowd about.


a chuppah is a time of promise

a time of love, a time of eternity, a time of blessing, a time of prayer



a chuppah is surrounded by joy and solemnity

by song and dance, by furrowed brows and gentle swaying, by bursting hearts and teary eyes, by sweetness and intensity


a chuppah. a wedding. a young couple.


sometimes you see a chuppah with something else underneath. sometimes you see a torah.

a hachnosas sefer torah. welcome, new torah. what a joy, what an honor! the torah of truth, the wisdom of Gd, welcome! let us dance before you, torah, let us escort you to your new home.
we are fizzing with gladness. look at you, o royal torah. look at you, decked out in satin and silver. your delicate bells ring with confidence as we sprint about, embracing you firmly. love pours forth onto you, our gift, our inheritance, our source of life.

yes, a chuppah is also meant for a hachnosas sefer torah. meant to be a canopy over a torah with joy, respect, honor and love. a hachnosas sefer torah is meant to be a time of pledge, of blessings of prayers.
of happy dancing.


but a chuppah is NOT meant for a bride and the torah of her groom.

8 comments:

Avi said...
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Scraps said...

I agree, but I think I'm missing something...

the sabra said...

a hachnosas sefer torah in memory of a chosson who passed away

Avi said...
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Scraps said...

Oy...that's sad. :(

come running said...

heart breaking

the sabra said...

:(
remembering...

the sabra said...

This exile is sickening.