Monday, November 3, 2014

POTD - חתונה בבית הרב

Source h/t מורשת חכמי אמעריקא

There are pictures of the seudas haChasunah, but this seems to be the kabbolas ponim, and it seems like it's a פרסום ראשון - at least in the blogosphere. It's hard to be a פרסום ראשון when it's already online. Right, standing, is Reb Binyomin Levitin, o"h. Seated second from right is the Kopycznitzer Rebbe. Next to him is RaSHaG, the chosson, Reb Eli Chaim Carlebach speaking to his shver Reb Zalman Schneerson, The Rebbe, Reb Lazer Silver, Reb Moshe D. Rivkin, RY of Yeshivah Torah Vodaath. The bochur'l behind the Rebbe is Sholom Ber Gorodetzki. The bearded man second from left is Moshe Pesach Goldman. Seated across RMDR and RLS is Reb Mordche Groner, father of Rabbi Yitzchok Groner and  יבלחט"א Leibel. Reb Zalman was a first cousin to the Rebbe's father. His father Reb Mendel was Reb Boruch Schneur's brother. The wedding took place, IIRC, on ט"ו אדר תש"ט in New York. The Ponovizher Rov also attended, as can be seen here:

r-l: the chosson, RZS, RaSHaG, The Ponovizher Rov, The Rebbe and RLS.


JS said...

Would like to see the chosson's side.

Anonymous said...

maybe they didn't show

arty said...

I think you missed identifying Rav Schneur Kotler, seated second from right in the lower photo.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

That's Reb zalman schneersohn, the kallah'a father

Unknown said...

The man in the black coat and light colored hat stroking his short beard near the center in back is my father, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Z"L.

Superintendant Chalmers said...


Just out of curiosity, at what point did the tension between Rav Rivkin and the Rebbe begin?
Was it tense ever since he became Rebbe and culminated in the 70s? who did Rav Rivkin want to become Rebbe? Or were they on good terms until much later? (I realize this picture is earlier than that but since Rav Rivkin came up I thought I would ask.)

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. The newspapers reported the wedding in Warsaw and said that he returned later wherein no Kapote and white hentchkes.

Why would a reporter who described the whole scene as a majestically incredible event make this up.

I think he even recorded that when the Rayatz was in the MIDDLE of a Ma'amar at about 5 or 6am the Amshinover walked in, and the Rayataz stopped the Ma'am until he say down. Even that is unusual, no? I know they were EXTREMELY close.