Are Jews permitted to take honeymoons? My fiancé and I are marrying soon after Tisha B’Av. When my parents were married more than 30 years ago, they were told by their rabbi at the time they were not allowed to honeymoon unless they went to Israel, which they did two months after their wedding. My oldest brother was conceived in Israel during that trip. Now I am getting married in just a little over a week and my fiancé and I wish we could take a romantic honeymoon after Sheva Brachas are completed. We have both been to Israel in the past few years and wish we could go somewhere else.



  1. First of all, Mazal Tov! May you and your Kallah merit building a Bayis Ne’eman b’Yisrael – a beautiful Jewish home – and may Hashem bless you with many, many years of health, contentment and continued growth together.

    I have never heard of such an idea before that a honeymoon can only be taken in Israel. In my humble opinion, you can go anywhere for your honeymoon, as long as the location can accommodate an Orthodox couple’s needs.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team