Jewish Wedding Vows

Groom

Do you ________, take ________ to be your wife? ("I do").
Do you promise to love, cherish and protect her, whether in
good fortune or in adversity, and to seek with her a life
hallowed by the faith of Israel? ("I do")

Bride

Do you ________, take ________ to be your husband? ("I do").
Do you promise to love, cherish and protect him, whether
in good fortune or in adversity, and to seek with him a life
hallowed by the faith of Israel? ("I do")

15 Comments

  • This is b******t

    These are not Jewish wedding vows. The actual ones are what Rabbi Joe said in an above comment. However, in non-Orthodox circles, the woman says the line to the man as well.

    Sarah 2016-08-27


  • nope

    Jews don't have vows by the wedding. The man says "behold you are consecrated to me by this ring according to the laws of Moses and Israel" and the wife doesn't say anything. There are also promises in the marriage contract to work and support his wife, and in some Sefardic customs an oath is taken to this effect. The rest of the ceremony is read by rabbis or other guests.

    Rabbi Joe 2016-06-22


  • This is a Charge. Not Vows

    This is a charge, not vows, in the usual wedding ceremony language. This is edited from the Anglican/Episcopal Book of Common Prayer to sound Jewish. It is not traditional Jewish.

    Rick Rayfield 2014-09-27


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