Can a Shliach perform a wedding when the Kallah refuses to go to Mikvah before the wedding?
The Kolel L’horaah Ma’asis of Crown Heights, hosted the Rov, Shliach and author Rabbi Moshe Weiss of Sherman Oaks, California, for an in-depth Shiur on the question of whether a Shliach can perform a wedding for a couple when the Kallah refuses to go to Mikvah before the Chuppah.
The Kolel, headed by Rabbi Sholom Shuchat (Rosh Kolel), Rabbi Shraga Homnick (Sgan Rosh Kolel) and Rabbi Yosef Greenwald (Menahel), is studying Yuchsin and Kidushin this year, and the topic was of utmost relevance.
Can any frum Rabbi, including every shliach be a mesader kiddushin or do they have to be very learned in seder kiddushin?
See Shulchan Aruch, Even Haezer, siman 49:3:
“Anyone who is not an expert in [the laws of] divorce and marriage should not deal with them…”
What an honor for the kolel to host Rabbi Weiss.
There is Lifnei Iver — mesaye lidvar avaira – vehisim nekiim – maris Hayain – roieh es hanoiled — acting like a lifnim meshuras hadin Yid.i.e Would the Rebbe EVER be mesader kiddushin for such a couple. Would the Alter Rebbe EVER be mesader such a kiddushin. Besides the note from the Rebbe mentioned at the end of this shiur where the Rebbe said – to be mesader Kidushin if they accept to go to the Mikva — , A Chabad Shliach is a Chossid and if the bride insists not to go to the Mikvah this Chabad Rabbi is… Read more »