A groom was injured on Monday evening during his wedding celebration when he broke a glass by stepping on it under the Chuppah in a wedding hall in Bnei Brak, Israel.
The breaking of a glass is customary in all Jewish weddings as a remembrance of the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash and the current exile.
Typically, a thin glass cup is used and is covered properly in a bag or cloth. It is unclear the circumstances that causes this incident.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs who were called to the scene treated the groom at the scene prior to his being transported to the hospital.
Volunteer EMT Baruch Goldberg, who was one of the first responders on the scene and provided first aid to the groom said, “The groom suffered a large and deep laceration in his foot and required immediate medical attention.
“I bandaged his foot at the scene after which he was transported to Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak for definitive care.”