Royal Wedding to Include a Jewish Custom

Prince William will break the glass after the royal couple say "I do."

Published: March 18th 2011
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The couple will include a Jewish tradition in their wedding

We're just six weeks away from the much-anticipated royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple will have a traditional Anglican ceremony at Westminster Abbey. However, to honour the multicultural British society, the event will feature a number of pre- and post-wedding rituals from different cultures and religions -- including a Jewish tradition: The Chronicle is reporting that Prince William will step on and smash a glass. Mazel Tov!


In other royal family news, Prince Charles is teaming up with the World Jewish Relief’s poverty relief project that helps families in the Ukraine, according to the Jewish Chronicle.


The prince will reportedly become a patron for the organization and support the World Jewish Relief’s Ukrainian Livelihood Development Programme, which creates job centres and provides training and childcare facilities for those in need. The welfare program in the Ukraine hopes to reach 65,000 elderly Ukrainian Jews. 


Founded in 1933, the World Jewish Relief is considered the main overseas aid organization of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom. The organization supplies welfare support and medication to communities around the world.


The WJR doesn't just aid seniors; the organization also helps children and communities in general, and reacts to international disasters. Last year, the organization sent aid kits to victims of the Pakistan floods, as well as to Haitians during their recent cholera outbreak.

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