My wife and I went to a friend’s wedding recently – it was a traditional (I guess given my n of 1) Jewish wedding. The Rabbi was entertaining as he was both a comedian as well as a historian as he described each piece of the ceremony and the symbolism involved. There were a series of blessings for the couple – each pronounced by the Bride’s 96 year old uncle. The Uncle did a beautiful job of singing/chanting each blessing. I felt like I was transported back hundreds and thousands of years and could imagine a very similar occurrence with Moses presiding in the middle of the desert. At one point, the blessing is a celebration and everyone sings and dances and claps – it was a lot of fun. The thing I particularly enjoyed was the symbolism around each element and the importance of the different blessings in blessing the couple with happiness and joy. It also made me realize how much I take for granted the symbolism found in our faith.