Glossary Term:Chuppah

what is a chuppah
A four-pillared canopy beneath which the couple marries in Jewish religions.

The four-pillared canopy seen at a Jewish wedding ceremony is known as a Chuppah.

The chuppah is open on all four sides, like Abraham and Sarah’s tent.

During the wedding ceremony, the couple stands beneath the structure which represents the home they’ll make, their future marriage bed, and protection from God.

Chuppah designs and styles vary.

In Hindu religion this structure is known as a Mandap.

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Synonyms:
Huppah
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
chuppah (noun)
a canopy under which the bride and groom stand during a Jewish wedding ceremony
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