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Long Island Shliach Rabbi Yakov Saacks writes to COLlive.com how the original wedding plans of his son Mendy Saaks to Mushkie Kotlarsky on Lag BaOmer were needed to be altered due to Covid-19. Full Story

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Great idea to reduce weddings after the plague too
May 5, 2020 1:46 am

As believing Jews We need to take this Plague as a wake- up call .
1) reduce raging consumerism
2) Respect other Jews, even Lubavitchers (!))
3) Appreciate our homes and families WAY more
Anyone agree?

Mainly Agree

I agree with points 1 & 2. I don’t know if you should say even Lubavitcher, perhaps better worded is also Lubavitcher. I don’t think you should make it sound like it’s a novel idea, it’s a basis of or ethos. Also why do you say in 3 ‘WAY’ more, such a condescending way to look at us Jews. We are so family based and love our families. We respect each other more than other people. Perhaps this is a wake up call to add in appreciation, but to say that it was little before hand is just a backhanded… Read more »

Agree! Brilliant!

Run for Presidency! I think I’d vote for you so that’s one at least! Anyone Else?

Maybe???????
May 5, 2020 4:46 am

What’s the QUESTION??????
“FOR SURE!”

President
May 5, 2020 9:05 am

He can’t run for the President since he was born in the UK. Anyway, m azel tov

Agree to #3
May 5, 2020 12:33 pm

“Closing thought. Maybe all weddings should be smaller post-Covid. Less pressure and less debt.”
Agreed. And when possible to give the balance of the wedding expenses towards Chosson and Kallah for their financial footing especially is such trying times.

Current Kallah
Reply to  Agree to #3
May 5, 2020 11:10 pm

It’s easy to say this until you’re forced to have covid-19 rob you of your freedom to choose what your wedding will be. I’m currently engaged and would love to have all my friends and family who I love there.

But
Reply to  Current Kallah
May 6, 2020 4:40 am

All your friends and family can still attend a simple affair. And let’s be real noone has 400, or even 300 or even 200 real friends and family. 2nd, 3rd, cousins tent times removed….most don’t need to be there. It’s time we start thinking about simpler affairs in every aspect.. numbers and the affair itself

Ostentation in Jewish Law
May 5, 2020 1:56 pm

A must read article by Prof. Hershey H. Friedman.

So beautifully written 💛
May 5, 2020 9:09 pm

Mazal Tov mazal Tov

Educated Boro parker.
May 6, 2020 9:32 pm

Mazel tov mazel tov
All a chosen needs is his kallah
And all the kallah needs is her chosen.
That’s who they will live with all their lives.
The lavish overpriced weddings are forgotten as soon as they end.

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