By: Hana Levi Julian
Published: May 12th, 2014
Photo Credit: Michal Fattal / Flash 90
Take the issue involving a Jewish man stamping on a glass (sometimes wrapped in an elegant cloth napkin) at the end of his wedding vows, for instance.
The ritual is intended to remind those attending that even at moments of soaring joy, one must remember the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and pray for its return.
But one chatan (bridegroom) now has a warning for future husbands-to-be: be careful when you stomp your glass.
The unnamed chatan cut his foot when he smashed the glass under the chuppah (wedding canopy) at a banquet hall on Rehov Tzfira in Tel Aviv recently.
Hatzolah Emergency Response medic Yehuda Hildeshaim, who was on the scene, treated the injured bridegroom on site. The medic, who said the foot was gashed quite deeply, added that the groom decided he would not go to the hospital until after the rest of the wedding celebrations had concluded.
“We wish the couple ‘mazal tov’ and good health,’ Hildeshaim said.