The Ring Ceremony (טַבַּעַת)

A main part of the wedding is the ring ceremony. According to Jewish law the bride’s ring must be acquired by the groom. The bride’s acceptance of the ring which the groom places on her left index finger, is the act of legally binding the agreement of the marriage.

The placing of the ring on the index finger of the left hand, the closest hand to the heart, symbolizes that the bride agrees to the marriage with all her heart. The bride then places a ring on the left index finger of the groom.

According to Jewish tradition, the ring should be plain and should have no precious stones of any kind. This represents a perfect circle with no beginning and no end. It reflects the endless love and commitment of the bride and groom to each other.