Throughout history, wearing a wedding ring was a sign of the commitment ‘you’
are making to your partner and to your marriage. The ring was and remains a
“constant sign of your own rededication and recommitment to this relationship,”
as well as a means of acknowledging this publicly.
The ring that you
wear, that was placed on your finger by your loved one on the wedding day, does
not represent your commitment to your marriage, your love for your spouse, your
faithfulness. It represents the commitment, love and faithfulness of your
partner to you. “Take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.” The ring is
a reminder of the promise that another has made to you and of the promise that
God has made to you both.
One beautiful tradition says that a Jewish
wedding band should be simple and unbroken. A smooth ring portends an untroubled
life, and the continuity of the Jewish wedding rings represents the hope for an
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