| Originally Posted by cantorballard |
Here is my introduction to the Seven Blessings. Feel free to use what you wish
Seven Blessings/Sheva B´rachot
(I read â€“Tallit wrapped around both)
In a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony the Bride circles the groom seven times which represents the Kabbalistic idea of the earth revolving around the sun seven times to complete the creation. Today I place the tallit around X and Y to symbolize the idea of wholeness and completion and to define a protective circle around them. I recite the seven blessings (Sheva Barochot) which begins with the traditional recitation of the blessing over the 2nd cup of wine.
The blessings I invoke join the new couple to their new community of other married couples, and we pray for them to live a life of celebration and joy in their community.