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JTS Library Stories: The Huppah

The JTS Library houses one of the largest collections of rare Judaica in the world. This series will highlight some of these beautiful and unique works. This episode focuses on the evolution of the tradition of using a huppah, now known as a canopy over the wedding ceremony. Using examples of rare books from the JTS collection, Dr. David Kraemer, explores the history and transition of this beautiful tradition.

This is in conjunction with the JTS Library Exhibit, “To Build a New Home: Celebrating the Jewish Wedding” (May 18 – August 14, 2022).

“El Adon” from Seeds of Song. (JTS/Block Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, 2020).
WORDS: Anonymous, ca. 2nd-4th c.e., Land of Israel
MUSIC: Hazzan Jacob Sandler
SUNG BY: Hazzan Jacob Sandler
PRODUCED BY: Dr. Galeet Dardashti
Daniel Ori | Bass and Gimbri
Rich Stein | Percussion
Yoav Eshed | Guitar
Eran Sabo | Guitar
Marandi Hostetter | Violin
Megan Gould | Violin and Viola
Jacob Sandler | Recorder