Bedeken Ceremony
Bedeken Ceremony

BEDEKEN CEREMONY VIDEO

The Bedeken (Veiling Ceremony) takes place immediately after the signing of the Ketubah (Marriage certificate). The groom is traditionally accompanied to his bride by our musicians on trumpet and clarinet as the guests clap with joy. The musicians perform the traditional version of OD YISHAMA with spirit and enthusiasm. The tradition of the Bedeken ceremony arose because of the confusion that occurred when the Biblical Jacob, about to marry his chosen bride, Rachel, was tricked by Rachel's father, Laban, into marrying Rachel's older sister, Leah. Laban concealed Leah's identity with an opaque veil. Therefore, as is the custom, the groom must personally lower the veil of his bride to cover her face prior to the ceremony.

Bedeken Ceremony
Bedeken Ceremony


The Tish Ceremony The Witnesses Sign the Ketubah
The Tish Ceremony The Witnesses sign the Ketubah


Our Musicians Lead the Groom to the Bride BEDEKEN CEREMONY
Our musicians lead the Groom to the Bride The Bride awaits her Groom for
the Bedeken Ceremony