Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's Wedding Time!

No, not for me. Not yet (BE"H) at least. Yesterday there was a wedding at yeshiva at 845 am.

You see, my Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Chaim Druckman, is the head of giyyor (conversion) for all of Israel, thus the beis din is here at yeshiva. They haven't really done anything in around a year and a half (the chareidim don't agree with R' Aviyor's (the head of this beis din) opinion on geirus, so somehow they've managed to stop it), but 2 years ago, they would hold weddings here all the time of people who were living together, but not Jewish, Now they're Jewish, they need to be married according to the Torah, so we'd have a quick wedding and zehu. Yesterday we had one of those.

Ezra, who helps R' Aviyor with things like this, got a minyan, had the chuppah, the chassan and kallah brought the food--prtetzels, nishnushim, cookies, drinks--and it was great. In total there were maybe 20 - 25 guys, 2 guys on recorder, 1 on guitar. We danced a little, shmoozed, and of course ate.

Zack: This literally is a $14 wedding.

May have been. But it was the best $14 wedding I've ever been to.


Blogger Bracha said...

ha thats awesome.

I'm looking at NBN/alyiah papers..hope I won't have a hard time with getting listed as Jewish with my mothers history and my conversion with Rav Karelitz... Rabbnut..too much politics...WHY?!?

2 days!!!

Tue Nov 14, 12:34:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Stairmompeg said...

What a huge mitzvah! And what a privilege to be able to really know that you added simcha to the chassan and kallah! I kinda wish more weddings were like that--simple, no big fancy catering things like most of us do today. You sure have had your share of mitzvos, experiences and opportunities in Israel! May you be zoche to continue participating in simchas and all the wonders that Israel seems to be bringing you!
You are very loved and missed.
With Love & Hugs,
PS. I just spoke to Rivka (11:00 pm in St. Louis) and they still don't know the results of Rafael Dovid's surgery today. Please keep davening for him and for Tehilla bas Bracha and all the other names I sent you in an e-mail today? Put their names on whatever davening lists you know of.

Thu Nov 16, 07:06:00 AM 2006  

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