Apart from the actual marriage ceremony, the Badekin is likely the most exciting, emotional, and moving ritual that a person may experience. In traditional circles, it has been a week since the bride and groom have seen each other.
With singing and dancing, family and friends follow the groom to the bride. As Rebecca covered her face before meeting Isaac, the bride is veiled, the first step in the marriage ritual.
The symbolism of the veil is manifold. The groom is expressing his love and appreciation for his bride; that her external attraction and glamour are unimportant against her inner beauty. The bride’s acceptance of the veil bespeaks of her pledge to reserve her beauty only for her husband.
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