Kallah Circles the Chattan
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May 2, 2013 7:35 am at 7:35 am #609204gr8Member
Where does the custom that the Kallah circles the chattan come from?May 2, 2013 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #950236just a memberMember
to some it signifies a tightening noose, how she is gonna be to him.May 2, 2013 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #950237WIYMember
Its to signify a tornado whirlwind so he should know that when there’s a tornado in the house he should just stand there.May 2, 2013 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #950238dafyomi2711Member
its to signify that hes the center of her world and there are seven rakios in the shamaim!May 2, 2013 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #950239thehockMember
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In Navi.May 2, 2013 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #950240dafyomi2711Member
hock where in navi is that pasuk?May 2, 2013 6:53 pm at 6:53 pm #950241
To make sure the whole gown gets under the Chuppa.May 2, 2013 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #950242☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
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To see if the Chassan gets dizzy from it. If he does, well, you know what happened when Bnei Yisroel circled Yericho 7 times. Otherwise, he’s probably strong enough for whatever hurdles marriage will present.May 2, 2013 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #950244lesschumrasParticipant
What I find funny is the origin of the minhag of the mothers walking around. It started about 25 years ago. Kallas who had long trains needed someone to carry it so it wouldn’t get entangled. So her mother would carry it. Soon you saw the chasans’ mother walking too. Now you see both mothers walk even when there is no trainMay 3, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am #950245
What is even funnier, is that before 100 years ago, some also had the Minhag that the fathers also went around. Perhaps the mothers’ gowns were too long as well. But anyhow, when you saw that the mother held the train that was a second bird, not the reason.May 3, 2013 2:52 am at 2:52 am #950246
I misread the title. I thought it said “Kallah Circles the Chattel” and I thought, what is that supposed to mean? The Kallah is the chattel!May 3, 2013 3:09 am at 3:09 am #950247Torah613TorahParticipant
LOL squeak.May 3, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am #950248
Thanks. Now I set my timer for three days… when it rings I’ll know popa chapped too.May 3, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm #950249popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Sorry, I’m slow. It’s just that I’m used to seeing it spelled “sheitel”, so I got thrown off. But I suppose you can spell it like you did also.May 3, 2013 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #950250
Some attribute it to the Gemara in Yevamos 62b, Whoever is without a wife is without Simcha, Bracha, and Tova. In Maarav they said, he is without Choma (wall) and without Torah.
But I don’t know when it started.May 3, 2013 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #950251
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