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Question

Can Jewish people get married right after Passover? I know there are certain dates on which Jewish wedding ceremonies can not take place.

Answer

Thanks for writing and the answer is complicated: yes, no, maybe.

1. Some Jewish communities and denominations hold that there is no wedding permitted from Passover until after Shavuot, excluding only the 33rd day in the counting of the Omer.

Some Jewish communities and denominations hold that there are weddings permitted after Passover, but stop and don't allow further weddings after Rosh Hodesh Iyyar.

3. The most prevalent pattern is that there are no weddings from after Passover until after the 27th of Nisan (Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Day) and thereafter different congregations and communities observe various patterns.

Above all, speak with the Rabbi who is going to officiate as s/he is the final authority in all matters of the wedding. Best Wishes,

Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner
Foundation for Family Education (FFFE)

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