Jewish Ceremony: Reform

"Do you, ______, take ______ to be your wife/husband, promising to cherish and protect her/him, whether in good fortune or in adversity, and to seek together with her/him a life hallowed by the faith of Israel?"

Other Jewish vows

"With this ring, you are made holy to me, for I love you as my soul. You are now my wife.

"With this ring, you are made holy to me, for I love you as my soul. You are now my husband." the vows are recited as the groom puts the ring on the bride's finger, or during a double-ring ceremony. The groom says, "Behold, thou are consecrated unto me with this ring according to the law of Moses and of Israel." Transliterations may vary.) The groom then places the ring on the bride's finger. If there is an exchange of rings, the bride says a slightly different vow, with changes made for gender, as she places the ring on the groom's finger.

(addressing the groom): "Do you _____, take _____ to be your lawful wedded wife, to love, to honor and to cherish?" Groom says, "I do." (to the bride): "Do you, _____, take _____, to be your lawful wedded husband to love, to honor and to cherish?" says, "I do." to the groom: "Do you, _____, put this ring upon the finger of your bride and say to her, 'Be thou consecrated to me, as my wife, by this ring, according to the Law of Moses and of Israel?"

asks the bride to repeat: "May this ring I receive from thee be a token of my having become thy wife according to the Law of Moses and of Israel."

In a double ring ceremony, the bride says this: "This ring is a symbol that thou art my husband in accordance with the Law of Moses and Israel." The Rabbi in a Reformed Jewish wedding might say these question-and-answer vows: "O God, supremely blessed, supreme in might and glory, guide and bless this groom and bride. Standing here in the presence of God, the Guardian of the home, ready to enter into the bond of wedlock, answer in the fear of God, and in the hearing of those assembled: "Do you, _____, of your own free will and consent take _____ to be your wife/husband and do you promise to love, honor and cherish her/him throughout life?" Groom/bride say, "I do."