It is a Jewish custom to end the wedding ceremony with the breaking of a glass.
Some people say that the breaking of the glass symbolizes the irrevocable change in the lives of the couple; other say it has its roots in superstition when people broke glasses to scare away evil spirits from the bride and groom.
In the context of the joyful occasion of marriage and it’s place in the community, the breaking of the glass represents that even in the moment of our greatest joy, we should have a responsibility to help relieve some of that pain and suffering in the world around us.
And, of course, the breaking of the glass marks the beginning of the celebration.
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