The Jewish Wedding Gallery

Heidem Deidem

The celebration with food, dancing and music is essential to the wedding, and as much a holy act as the ceremony itself. Men join in twos for the heidem deidem and dance about the room, kicking their legs high in the air to traditional melodies. It is a dance of great enthusiasm as the men spin about, snapping their fingers and joining their voices to the music.
Here, a group of men dance in ecstasy to the klezmer music. “ We aren’t just dancing. We are soaring to God.”