Chupahs & Weddings

The representation of a bride and groom standing beneath the wedding canopy (chuppah) is a well loved image in Jewish art. It speaks of a new beginning in the life of the new couple and the warm home and family which they will establish together. In my work, this image also represents the “marriage” which occurred between G-d and the Jewish people at the time of the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. An eternal bond of love was created when Hashem (the groom) and Bnei Yisrael (the bride) were united by the Holy Torah, representing the Ketuba, (the marriage contract). This is encapsulated in the well known verse describing the Jewish Peoples sojourn in the desert, “I remember the love of your bridal days, how you followed me into a land unsown”.