By COLlive Staff
In Denmark’s 400 year Jewish history, there has never been a Chassidic wedding.
This changed last week, when Mushkie Loewenthal, daughter of Rabbi Yitzi and Rochel Loewenthal, Shluchim to Denmark, married Mendel Krinsky, the son of Rabbi Sholom Ber and Nechama Dina Krinsky, Shluchim to Lithuania.
500 people joined to celebrate with the young couple. A group of young people and Balai teshuva traveled in from Vilna, as well as the local Scandinavian and Baltic Shluchim, Shluchim from the US, Germany, France, Holland and England, and friends and family. In all about 150 people traveled for the wedding and 350 locals were in attendance.
Dr. Naftali Lowenthal, grandfather of the Kallah, spoke of the spiritual significance of marriage, and Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the Rebbe’s secretary, in addition to reading the Rebbe’s letter, farbrenged with the Shluchim.
Dayan Raskin of London was the Mesader Kidushin, and as the wedding was on Hei Teves – Didan Natzach was an important theme.
After the chasuna Dayan Raskin and Dr. Loewenthal Farbrenged with the Shluchim and bochurim at the Chabad house.
The next night, the first Sheva brochos was hosted by the neighboring Shluchim, albeit in another country, Sweden. Rabbi and Mrs. Shnuer Kesselman of Malmo, Sweden, together with the Greismans of Stockholm and the Wolfs of Finland, hosted the sheva brochos/farbrengen.
Many of the people participating in the wedding, wrote and called in order to say how much they had enjoyed the wedding, how special it was – truly a historic evening.
During the days before and after the wedding the out of town guests were all hosted at the Chabad house for meals. Many of which turned into ad hoc farbrengens.