Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Smashed Wedding Glass That Wouldn't


A Jewish wedding isn't a Jewish wedding without the groom breaking a glass at the end of the wedding ceremony. Although the preparation of the glass may vary from country to country and the type of glass may vary because of its availability, the format is basically the same: 

Either someone announces that the glass will be broken by the groom, a statement is made or song is sung to remember Jerusalem,or in some cases the glass is just broken without comment.

The glass is usually selected based on its breakability. When cameras used flashbulbs, these were sometmes selected because of their thin construction. The glass is usually wrapped in a napkin or paper to prevent glass shards from striking the participants or guests.

In most cases, the next step is simply for the groom to step on the glass and break it. But what would happen if the glass puts up a fight and refuses to be smashed?

Here's a look at just such a case where the groom intended to smash the glass with one good blow, but the glass had different ideas.  Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)
 
 
(A tip of the kippah to Dr. Allen Freedman for sending us this video.)