Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Oh what a night!

The wedding was incredible. such palpable joy emanating from not only the married couple, but their friends. There were LOTS of friends there. Half of the Israel Defense Force, and an entire yeshiva of raucous, happy young men, and a midrasha (women's Torah learning institute) of raucous, happy young women. I've never seen in my life so much singing and dancing, and I've been to a lot of Jewish weddings. This young couple is really loved. The music and scenarios are still going through my head. It was truly a magical evening. There is a new home being established in Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel).

Sitting with the bride (her name is Achinoam pronounced Ah-chee-no-ahm)
Me & Robert standing under the chuppah

Me & Shifra

Dov and Achinoam under the chuppah

They caught me at a time I'm not smiling... rare that night!

With my two older brothers, Peter and Tom

Shifra, Achinoam, me & Robert
Ya'akov, Dov & Azriel

There are a zillion more pictures, and I might add some more in other posts, but this should give a taste. I have other pictures which are not in my phone so I can't easily get them onto my computer.

It has been a whirlwind week, and I am so happy. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to be on my feet for so long the night of the wedding, but adrenaline kept me up, and dancing! It was a pouring rain night, freezing temperatures, but inside it was [mostly] warm and perfect.

I think this wedding is what I needed to get out of my "funk". I am doing a lot better now, thank G-d. I am so happy for Dov and his new wife, my daughter-in-law. A new era is beginning!
I don't want to write anything else that's not wedding oriented at the moment, I don't want this post to be anything other than the wedding. Just know that I am doing pretty well, thank G-d. I will say that I have a big bump on my head today from falling down the stairs this morning! But I'm OK. There are a couple of other things pending medical tests these days, but I'm not going to write about them in this post. The wedding deserves a page of it's own. Thank you to everyone who is reading who was at the wedding, everyone helped make it extremely special! Mazal tov!


  1. It was truly a very special, joyous and wonderful event!! Mazal tov!

  2. Super mazaltov. How wonderful.