Traditional Jewish Wedding Songs
We say weddings are all alike. Indeed it is in meaning, in order of fact it is in all cultures it is about the unity of the bride and groom. But in a measure they all differ, being a religion difference. The dogmas followed come with a style separation and even in music part.
Traditional Jewish weddings for example have their representative elements and songs and they don’t come with the same names we are used to. And it is all correlated to the rituals they have as cultural defining parts. So distinctive traditions let’s say in fewer words. Interest raising so what traditional Jewish wedding songs differ from ours?
First of all, like in any other couple and so like in our cases the intention to follow the strictness of a traditional path is only a matter of taste; the bride and groom can decide about a short list of such songs or the whole wedding completing the rituals they have. Hence some pats are not to be omitted. The first thing different and the start traditional Jewish wedding songs list is about the entrance of the groom, “Barukh haba” and for the bride “B’rukha haba’ah” And not only this as many others rituals come with their representative songs too. Hebrew music is primordial and it will include songs such as Siman Tov “U’Mazal tov”- “Good omen, good luck”, “Od Yishama Be’Arei Yehuda”- “It will be heard in the cities of Judea”, “Mezinka Dance”- “Dance with the youngest child” etc.
Another important part at the reception of a Jewish wedding is the so called horah time, when people around dance in a circle and raise the bride and groom up in the air on the chairs. And here songs such as “Hava Nagila” or “Klezmer” are a need.11