Breaking of the Glass - Second Version
The final act of this ceremony is the shattering of the glass. This old custom has many traditions, with many interpretations. At one time it was meant to scare off demons who frequent celebrations. It was also meant to remind us on a happy occasion like this that the world is full of less fortunate people. It also reminds us of the destruction of the Temples in ancient Jerusalem. It also reminds us that it is our task to help repair this shattered world.
[Light bulb or glass wrapped in cloth. - Groom smashes it!]
All shout: Mazeltov!