Orthodox Jewish Weddings On Seemingly Unorthodox Days
Tonight, I am at the wedding of my friends Leah and Jonah. Leah is the sister of one of my best friends – Israel – and I am a huge fan of his entire family (as well as his wife’s family, of course!).
I have been to a number of weddings of a lot of Orthodox Jewish people and friends of mine who aren’t Jewish or aren’t Orthodox wonder why the heck those crazy Jews have weddings on random weekdays. I have tried to explain this a couple of times and tonight I figured I’d explain it to the whole wide world.
You see, Orthodox Jews are Sabbath observant and this means they cannot have weddings on Friday night or Saturday night. After that, you may as well have it any other day of the week (unless it’s a long weekend I suppose). As well, a friend of mine tonight told me that apparently according to the Talmud it is a good thing to have a wedding on a Tuesday. Tuesday is the day where in Genesis during the story of creation it says twice that God saw that His creation of the day was good, so it has that good “omen”.