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Aufruf (OYF-roof)


In Jewish wedding ceremonies, Aufruf is a communal acknowledgment of the upcoming wedding, Aufruf is the Jewish custom of a groom being called up in the synagogue for an aliyah.

Traditionally, the Aufruf ceremony is held on the Shabbat, prior to the wedding ceremony. In the Sephardic and Mizrahi traditions, it is called Shabbat Hatan, and is held on the Shabbat after the wedding. In Reform, Reconstructionist, and [most] Conservative synagogues, both the bride and the groom are called to the Torah. After the Torah, the groom (or the couple), is showered with candy and raisins, symbolizing sweetness and fruitfulness.

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