10 Amazing Jewish Hora Photos From Jewish Weddings

If you’ve ever been to a Jewish wedding, you’ve no doubt seen the hora dance in action. The hora, which involves lifting the couple up on chairs as they hold opposite ends of a handkerchief makes for an amazing photo op. See for yourself!

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  • Sarah
    08/30/13 at 06:30

    That’s not where the tradition comes from or what it means at all. Traditionally, the women and men have separate parties in a room that is separated by a divider (for modesty. The men can’t see the women dance). The only time the couple ‘dance’ together is when they are both lifted up on chairs, each hold one end of a handkerchief, and are carried along the barrier on their respective sides.

  • 09/04/13 at 06:40

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks so much for pointing this out. We’re going to do more research around the origin of this tradition.

    Thanks,
    Jamie

  • Sarah
    09/08/13 at 08:56

    It’s funny – not many of these photos look like they’re from Jewish weddings!

  • 01/05/15 at 02:54

    This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found
    something which helped me. Cheers!

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