During the initial times of the world’s evolution, many cultures sprouted all over the world. Ancient civilizations gained traction and set up different bases on cultural issues. From the civilizations, different laws were enacted though not in the modern understanding of the word enacted. Traditionally, laws were enacted using channels of leadership within that particular civilization.
The Jews had their own civilization that traces its roots to many years ago. They had an elaborate mechanism to address legal issues within their cultures. The custodian of the law of the Jews was the Bet Din. This was a Jewish tribunal which has powers of adjudication of cases involving Jewish law. Criminal cases, civil cases, and even religious causes would be addressed by the Jewish Bet Din.
The cultural aspects of the Jews laws still exist even in the modern world. The Bet Din still adjudicates cases in the confines of the Jewish law. Apart from the adjudication of cases, there are other tasks that can be undertaken by religious leaders who subscribe to the Jewish law or the doctrines of the Bet Din. For instance, a Jewish religious leader can conduct wedding ceremonies that subscribe to Judaism or the Jewish marital law.
In modern times, there are scholars who have advanced knowledge of all matters of Jewish law. These are rabbinic scholars who specialize in Jewish laws and the doctrines that govern legal issues as well as ceremonies such as weddings. The rabbinic scholars are custodians of the legal Jewish civilization since they ensure that the laws of the ancient Jewish society are preserved and continue to be followed in modern times.
If you subscribe to Jewish cultures or Judaism, and you wish to have a wedding ceremony, you can get the best guidance from Jewish rabbis or rabbinic scholars. There are many things that can be done by the rabbis in relation to conducting events that have an aspect of Judaism or Jewish cultures. For instance, divorce proceedings that are conducted outside the confines of modern courts can be officiated by the Jewish rabbis. In addition, wedding ceremonies can be conducted fully by rabbis.
So, how do the rabbis conduct weddings in line with Judaism? First of all, they will determine whether the couple are both subscribers of the faith or it is interfaith. Having ascertained this, they will proceed to educate both of you on the processes to be followed so that the wedding ceremony conforms to Jewish religious laws. At this juncture, issues of the venue and what can and what cannot be done will be addressed.
The level of Judaism that will be employed will also be discussed. This is more so if the wedding is interfaith. This is done to ensure that both of you are comfortable if one of you does not subscribe to Judaism. The choice of the destination for the wedding will also be guided by the rabbi. There are specific venues that would naturally conform to the religious beliefs of the Jews. Beach destinations are some of them.