On Monday December 5, 2011, SG and I had the great pleasure and honour of attending at the wedding in Toronto of our dear friends’ wonderful daughter, Tova, to a fine young gentleman, Yakov Zev.
Tova and I have been friends since she was a little girl. What a pleasure it was for me to be there at her wedding!
For those who’ve never been to a Hasidic wedding, let me tell you… it is a mind-blowing experience.
(Tova and her younger sister)
The intensity, the unrestrained jubilation, the sheer utter joy of the celebration makes most other occasions seem pale by comparison.
There are tears, hugs, smiles, laughing, cries of ‘Mazal tov!’, eating, drinking and dancing. Oh boy, is there dancing!!
SG and I had a wonderful time and got the chance not only to witness and participate in such a joyful occasion but also to reconnect with dear friends, some of whom we’d not seen in many years.
I hadn’t been to a wedding in many years and I am so glad that my first wedding in so long was Tova’s. It is extra fantastic when you know that a truly special wonderful girl is marrying a truly special wonderful young man.
Here’s to their prosperity, to their good health and happiness, and to their future filled, please G-d, with Torah, mitzvos and children.