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Jewish Wedding Readings

The True Nature of Soul Mates
Each soul and spirit, prior to it’s entering into this word, consist of male and female united into one being. When it descends on this earth the two parts separate and animate two different bodies. At the time of Marriage, The Holy One, blessed he be, who knows all souls and spirits, unites them again as there were before, and they again constitute one body and one soul, forming as it were the right and left of one individual.

--The Zohar, book of Jewish Mysticsm

Song of Solomon from the Old Testament

I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine

My beloved speaks and says to me:
"Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away;
for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land

The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet, and your face is comely.

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave.
It flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house,
it would be utterly scorned.

I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine

- Old Testament (edited version)