I can’t help it.
I love weddings!
… The veiling of the bride. Called the “Bedeken”.
At a traditional Jewish wedding it takes place before the actual ceremony.
The groom is escorted to the bride and veils her.
It’s an ancient tradition that goes back over 3500 years!
To the marriage of Rebecca and Isaac.
“She took the veil and covered herself”. (Genesis, 24:66)
… Every bride is beautiful.
Especially in the eyes of the groom!
By veiling the bride, the groom expresses something very meaningful.
At a very meaningful time.
… That as beautiful as his bride is?
That’s not his focus right now.
And what he finds most attractive is her inner beauty.
Her inner qualities.
… We live in a very superficial world.
So even if we’re not at a wedding?
We can always use the reminder.
To focus on the inner qualities of every person!