September 17, 2013 Barry Tuchman

The Blessing of the Hands

This is perfect for bringing family to be part of the ceremony.  I suggest that both Fathers read this responsibly just before the ring ceremony.  It can be done by the rabbi or the Mothers, which makes the most sense to you.

“These hands you hold, are the hands of your best friend on your wedding day.

 They are the hands that will be strength to you, as together you step into the future.

 These are the hands from which you will receive passionate embraces throughout the years.

 These are the hands that will steady you, should your mind be filled with fear.

 These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

 And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”