Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"?וויפיל גיט ער דארט"
The above picture was taken at the Seudas Aniyim tonight in Seret-Vizhnitzer Hoyf in Haifa, Israel. I know that the ארימע חתונה is a time-honored tradition in many Chassidishe Kreizen, and I'm sure they had good reasons for it, but I doubt they happened like this, where the ארימעלייט were made to get up on a stage and "beg" for their money. The Rebbe's simchah shel mitzvah is very apparent... Is that 10 shekel? fifty? a hundred? only the man with the Yechi yarmulke about to get it knows, unless you've got a eye like a hawk and can make it out. I'll tell you what, I know this poor thing has little pride left if he shows up to get his portion of chicken and few bucks, but do we have to make him climb up on a stage where a thousand nosy bodies are stretching too see how much cash he's gonna get?