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Historic Chuppah in Times Square

The wedding of JJ Hecht of Crown Heights and Hadassah Halperin of Toronto brought an unusual sight to NY's famed Times Square: a traditional Chuppah. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Mazal tov!
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Mazal tov!

What a fun idea 🙂

Aaron
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Aaron

BS”D Nice, powerful message, especially the dancing afterwards, Binyan Adai Ad

The Metzgers too
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The Metzgers too

Mazel Tov! The Metzgers married in Times Squares at the famed Roseland Ballroom in 1996. The Chuppah was out on the street. They never left. They run Chabad of Midtown three blocks away. May the streets of NYC rejoice with Chosson kallah!

Mazel tov
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Mazel tov

JJ!!! I was his camper in Pittsburgh 6 years ago. Gratest, most dedicated counselor ever. He made a one hour program on Tisha B’av when there was no camp. So happy for you.

Powerful message
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Powerful message

Mazal tov! Did they need a permit?

Steve I hope you see this
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Steve I hope you see this

Sorry I missed it! It looks like it was a lovely Ceremony. But I did get to speak with a very kind man about his Chinese-Jewish family and I’ll never forget that experience.
美丽

Wow!
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Wow!

What a beautiful kiddush Hashem!!

Ylg
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Ylg

The way it was once upone atime back in the shtetil

shalom wallace
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shalom wallace

spotted in the crowd. Hows manhattan doing thesed ays

MAZEL TOV - MAZEL TOV - MAZEL TOV
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MAZEL TOV - MAZEL TOV - MAZEL TOV

WOW Daniel and Raquel, and the entire Halperin and Hecht familes.

We so much wanted to be with you tonight.

Enjoy your beautiful chasana…

And to the Choson and Kallah – may you have a beautiful beginning filled with good mazel and joy and only simchas.

Yossi & Surie

Toronto

Fashionable chossan
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Fashionable chossan

Smaller hat (with red feather!) and colorful socks!

Amazing
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Amazing

Was there. A huge kiddush Hashem
A woman came over to me crying …. she’s Jewish and her children never merited a Jewish ceremony!!! This was so meaningful to her

MAzal tov Hecht mishpocha
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MAzal tov Hecht mishpocha

Wowee! Rabbi Jj must have been cheering on from on high

mazal tov
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mazal tov

a great big heartfelt mazal tov from a sister by another mother 🙂
sorry I was not there but glad to see it online.
wonderful simcha!!
I am thrilled for all of you!!
a biyon adei ad
tons of continued nachus!

MAzal tov
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MAzal tov

To the Sufrin’s & Hechts!
Privileged to know you and respect you!
Only heartiest mt wishes. May the young couple be blessed

Shlomo simcha
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Shlomo simcha

You rock!!!!!!!

Choni milecki
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Choni milecki

With music like that and Shlomo simcha the wedding was truly simchadik!

Ivy League
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Ivy League

Wow what an amazing wedding! Wish I could have been there.
Huge Mazel tov Rabbi and Mrs Hecht.
Success over the top
Love an Ivy League daughter

Mazel Tov
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Mazel Tov

mazel tov jj from all your cousins in sydney

 Mazel Tov
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Mazel Tov

This is such nachas for Rebbetzn Hecht. She looks as beautiful now as she did decades ago when I knew her at Camp Emunah/ It was before R’Shea’s upsharenish. Now his son is the chosson. Mazel tov to the chosson and kallah and their respective families. May they buiild a bayis ne’eman b’Yisroel.

Mazl tov from the band
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Mazl tov from the band

Truly a moment to remember! We had a great pleasure to play music for this beautiful celebration – Chony Milecki and Zisl Slepovitch’s Litvakus band.

ilford Essex
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ilford Essex

Huge Mazal Tov from us all dear Rabbi Shea and Baila, wonderful zechus for you / our families. I was honoured and highly delighted to have been here with you celebrating Yankel and Hadassah’s wedding in Times Square. …and to have had the merit of reading the Kesubah too, thank you, thank you! may we all be blessed with many more simchos gezunterheit…love you all. A & D

Jewish pride all the way!!!
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Jewish pride all the way!!!

Rebbetzin Hecht you deserve this nachas!!
MAzal tov to the Hecht’s, Sufrin’s & machatonim
A simcha to remember
Let’s all stay proud

big Z Schapiro
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big Z Schapiro

Mazel tov a Chappah in time Square that is a great idea that show the people will know what is a Jewish Wedding and we as Chabad we dont play games the Rebbe told us go out and show the People that i am a Jew and i am proud great job Simchas and Nachas

Rubber Ducky
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Rubber Ducky

Jj, I always knew you were Sumaschechi, but you just outdid yourself there!! #yekaforever #ulyanovsk #rubberduckyland

Awesome Awesome
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Awesome Awesome

MAzal tov Chosson and kallah!
Hecht’s rock!!!
Milecki rocks!
Shlomo simcha rocks!
Wedding rocked!!!

Jewish Families and Families all over the World
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Jewish Families and Families all over the World

This Hecht/Halpern Chuppa Times Square Wedding is, from a global perspective, symbolic of all weddings of all families since the beginning of recorded time. Specifically, men and women meet and fall in love, their unions “bear fruit “, those children mature , fall in love, marry, and ” bear fruit “. And forever, the ” mitzvah ” of this cycle will prevail.
Dr Marc

In awe!
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In awe!

Kiddush Hashem! What a way to start married life to share their heritage not only with friends and fam but to publicize as well!
Enjoyed every moment of watching. Was v moved

MAzal tov
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MAzal tov

What a courageous family & bride to get married in Time Square! To elevate a place with the sanctity of marriage in a respectful way. So impressed!inspirational! Makes one want to be proud to follow our traditions!!
Thank you and MAzal Tov to the beautiful couple!!
Go take the world in your hands and make a difference

Rabbi Chaim Jacobs
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Rabbi Chaim Jacobs

Mazeltov and much chasidishe nachas from from Chaim and Sora in Scotland

Uncle bob
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Uncle bob

MAZEL TO
MUCH NACHA’S
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT’S NEXT

 Wow!
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Wow!

Mazel tov! Amazing!!

Baila and Shea
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Baila and Shea

Just saw this, mazeltov, your long ago border, Andrea
Mazeltov from me and my family

Bob & Liz Lippman
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Bob & Liz Lippman

Mazel Tov!!!

Sorry we were not there but glad to see it online.
wonderful simcha!!

Mazaltov
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Mazaltov

Speechless! What a kiddush Hashem and simcha for the world to witness! The Hecht & Sufrin grandparents are the real deal! Rabbi Shea and your eishes chayil have shown you chosson more than you can ever grasp.May the chosson & kallah continue in their legacies and the legacy of the Halperin family too!!!

MAzal tov
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MAzal tov

Was there! Awesome & moving chuppah! Huge kiddush Hashem …. shlomo simcha moved me to tears with his heartfelt yerushalayim shel zahav. Long time since I’ve been to a fully orthodox Chassidic chuppah

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