The lesson begins by recapping on the shared values of marriage, and then begins to explore these through
the Jewish ceremony. The main teaching point of this lesson is how a wedding ceremony is a public display
of a personal decision. By sharing their intentions and beliefs with their friends and family, believers have
the support to do what they believe is right, even when things are tough.
The lesson gives people the opportunity to draw parallels with their own public lives and the values which
Before teaching the lesson, you will need to find a video of a Jewish wedding ceremony. Ensure that you
have had a chance to watch the video and that all equipment is working correctly
• To understand why Jewish believers get married
and the public ceremony that celebrates this.
• Pupils will know some key features of Jewish
• Pupils will have reflected on the consequences
of making vows in public and what making them
says about the decisions the believer has made.
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