Non-Orthodox Jewish Vows
Judaism has several branches, so seeing these vows doesn't surprise me.
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.
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.
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.
These are definitely not the traditional Jewish wedding vows.
These don't seem deep enough for a devout Jew. I'm not Jewish but I am a Biblical scholar of sorts, I would expect a quote from the Torah or two.
Be Thou Consecrated
The correct form is "Be thou consecrated unto me in accordance with the laws of Moses and Israel."
Traditionally this is said only by the groom and the bride accepts. Today this is often a mutual declaration.
For an extended explanation of Jewish law on marriage, see Maurice Lamm's "The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage."
Um, ya, I kinda expected the Jewish Vows to be longer and more meaningful...There should be more than just one sample on here..
Vows do not make a marriage
You probably won't read this, but for those who come after you please hear this: The type of vows you speak at your wedding ceremony do not ensure that your marriage will work out. You don't need to find the perfect set of vows to "make" your marriage work. If you don't know this already, marriage is HARD. Yes, right now you may feel that you would never find something to dislike about your spouse or future spouse. After time you will have to work to keep the marriage together and LIVE the vows you spoke.
It will take a lot of effort, and you should probably get counseling. (BTW going to counseling isn't a sign of a bad relationship, it's a sign that you want the relationship to be the best it can be!)
I( agree with Devorah. These are NOT the traditional Jewish wedding vows I repeated at my wedding 20 years ago. Even as a Shiksa I know that!
Does this mean that all the vows from the other religions are just as bogus????
Haa to free man
Dear Free Man..
You obviously haven't had "any" for a while. You must be sad and lonely enough to be sitting on this website criticising the vows and the people searching for them.
I have a few words for you..
Get a life.. Get a job... Get a gilfriend..Get LAID!!!
One does believe these vows are simply devine. Me and my loved one will absolubtly positivly be using this particular words at our beautiful ceremony on the 25th April 2010. I am ever so much grateful for all the posts within this site, I am now proud to say..I have found the perfect one for my shindig.
Mr Bobby Johnson.
i love being jewish
wheres the i now pronounce you husband and wife part ...because im marrying people tonight and this isnt gonna cut it
Oh yeah i loved your vows, have you seen my new movie?
give me a break, this is 2006
These are NOT the traditional Jewish wedding vows.
This is some sort of modern, do it yourself version.
It's nice, but not traditional.
Devorah bat David ve Miriam