A little cultural flavor

Via Wikipedia: "The word chuppah originally appears in the Hebrew Bible (Joel 2:16; Psalms 19:5). The chuppah represents a Jewish home symbolized by the cloth canopy and the four poles. Just as a chuppah is open on all four sides, so was the tent of Abraham open for hospitality. Thus, the chuppah represents hospitality to one's guests. This "home" initially lacks furniture as a reminder that the basis of a Jewish home is the people within it, not the possessions."

Tay and I are thinking of making our own Huppah to say our vows under, not only because we want to incorporate lots of non traditional (At least, to us) ideas into our ceremony, but for the awesome reasons in the above wiki-article. We both hold the idea of Christianity as community very close to our hearts. We would like our hearts and therefore our home to always be open to everyone, i.e. the four open walls. We are also embracing the idea of being "stuff-less" or lacking. That is stripping ourselves of unwanted/un-needed possessions and wealth in order to depend on God more.

The question is...how do we go about making one? Research to come.


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