Thursday, June 15, 2006

Mazal Tov - to my son Aryeh.

In Pirkei d'Rabbi Eliezer chapter 17 – Shlomo Hamelech, realizing that it is important to promote Gemilas Chasadim, built two gates in the Beis Hamikdash, one for mourners and one for Chasanim – grooms. When someone entered through the gate of Chasanim everyone went over and wished him a mazal tov and those who entered through the other gate, people went over and presented their condolences.

In that spirit, I wish to announce that we, my wife Ruchi, my son Alex, my grandson Gavriel and I, will be going this Sunday to my son Aryeh’s wedding which will take place in Israel. He made Aliyah about 17 years ago and lives in the outskirts of Jerusalem. Please join me in wishing him and his future wife, Orly, a long and joyful life together.
Orly is of Yemmenite descent. You can therefore understand the timeliness of my previous post.

יא קוֹל שָׂשׂוֹן וְקוֹל שִׂמְחָה, קוֹל חָתָן וְקוֹל כַּלָּה, קוֹל אֹמְרִים הוֹדוּ אֶת-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת כִּי-טוֹב יְהוָה כִּי-לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ, מְבִאִים תּוֹדָה בֵּית יְהוָה:

Unless I suffer from insomnia or get so inspired by Avirah de’eretz Israel that I cannot control myself, I will not be posting anymore until my return on June 25.


  1. Mazel Tov. Great News.
    I take it you will be taking the chatan to a mekubel for some handy segulot. Just kidding. I really do hope this is just the first of many more simchot to come for you and your family.

  2. I would say Mazel Tov, but I suspect that would be avoda Zara :)

    Best wishes to you and your family

  3. Mazal Tov. It could not have happened to a nicer guy. We will miss your posts.

  4. jewishskeptic6/16/2006 4:13 AM

    Mazal Tov to you and your family!

  5. bring us back some red string (Roita bindel)

  6. Mazal Tov to you and your family.

  7. Mazal Tov.

    (Does an uber-Rationalist daven at the kever of the Rambam?) :)

  8. >(Does an uber-Rationalist daven at the kever of the Rambam?) :)

    Chas Ve cholila - Why didn't you ask about the Kotel?

    Thank you for your good wishes. Gut Shabbes

  9. enjoy every moment. it should be beautiful.

  10. chaim and gitty6/17/2006 10:41 PM

    to our favourite sister and brother in law MAZEL TOV MAZEL TOV
    may you merit to see much nachas from aryeh and orly.
    have a wonderfull and safe trip.
    cant wait to see the pictures.

    sorry this wedding to miss
    will make it up at the bris
    gitty & chaim