Breaking the Glass


The Breaking of the Glass is a Jewish tradition with many meanings.

The Breaking of the Glass is . . .

1. a symbol of the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

2. a reminder of the tragic losses the Jewish people have suffered.

3. a reminder that, even amidst joy, a broken world still needs our attention and people less

fortunate still require our care.

4. a reminder not only of sorrow, but also an expression of hope for a future free from all

violence and hatred.

5. a representation of the fragility of human relationships.

6. a reminder that marriage changes the lives of individuals forever.