Anne Shams Art

  The Jewish Wedding Gallery: Escorting the Groom to the Chuppah

Tempera on paper  22” x 30”

By custom that harkens back to Polish Jewish tradition, a Chassidic groom is escorted, On the arms of his unterfuehrers, or best men, to the chuppah, the canopy under which the bride and groom stand for the marriage ceremony. He wears a white garment, the kittle, sometimes made for him by his bride. It will also be his burial shroud. The round fur hat is a shtremiel, worn for the Sabbath.
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