Kiddushin means dedication and sanctification. Conducted by a Rabbi. Does not need to marry within the faith. The couple stands under a canopy called Chuppah, a symbol of the home they will share. The couple drink from a glass full of wine that has been blessed. At the end of the service, the groom crushes the glass under his foot. This gesture is to remind the couple that they will have good and bad moments that they will face together. Divorce Judaism allows divorces. To be divorced you have to issue a GET. GET is a certificate for a divorce. If a GET is not issued then they can`t be divorced. Death The dead body can`t be cremated. The burial has to be taken as soon as possible. SHIVA is a seven-day mourning period following the funeral. The mourners eat a small meal called the meal of consolation prepared by friends and neighbors. This meal symbolizes the need to continue with living and begin the healing process from the death. Symbols Star of David This symbol was thought to be associated with the shield of David. This symbol represents the will to survive. The star of David gives Jews an identity and let them become proud of who they are. The star became more closely recognized with Judaism when it was adopted by Zionists as a marker of Jewish nationality. Celebrations Yom Kippur involves fasting and isolating yourself from your pleasures. Yom Kippur helps relfect and repent previous sins. The two days of Rash Hashanah is Yom Kippur. On the saturday before Rosh Hashanah, a forgiveness service is held at the synagogue. This day requires a 25 hour fasting and prayers of repentance. Rosh Hashanah Celebrates new year and the creation of the earth. This takes place on the first and second day of Tishrei. It begins the ten- day period of repentance and ending with a festival which is Yom Kippur. Sukkot This is known as the Fests of Booths. “Booth” is a small hut (sukkah) where all meals are eaten.