witness; Jewish law requires two witnesses sign the ketubah (Jewish marriage contract). Customarily, both are Jewish men who are not related to either marriage partner or to one another. In Reform Judaism both men and women serve as witnesses. Plural: aidim
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Purim, occurring this year on March 20-21, is celebrated with a wonderful tradition of creating and sending food packages to friends and family.