Jun 14, 2011

Rebbetzin Kanievsky Works Miracles To Stop An Intermarriage

A story that seems a little bit blown out of proportion to me, is reportedly getting the people of Bnei Braq very excited. The story points to the miracle workings of Rebbetzin Kanievsky.

The Story
The story was related this past Shabbos by Rav Yitzchak Zilbershtein, brother in law of Rav Chaim Kanievsky and rav of the Ramat Elchonon neighborhood of Bnei Braq.

A young woman named Riva from Bnei Braq went a few weeks ago to Rebbetzin Kanievsky for a bracha before her wedding. The only thing strange about the request was that she was going to be marrying an Arab fellow.

When Rebbetzin Kanievsky heard that she is marrying an Arab, she was shaken. She tried to convince the bride to call it off, to cancel the wedding. Alas, it was to no avail, and the girl insisted she would not back out of the wedding.

Rebbetzin Kanievsky made one more request before the bride left. She asked the bride to at least recite one chapter of Tehillim every day.

A week later the bride comes back to Rebbetzin Kanievsky and informs the rebbetzin that she has decided to cancel the wedding, and she is breaking up with her Arab fiancée.

When asked what had changed, why now she was willing to break up, she responded pointing to the Tehillim she had said. Riva said that she opened up her tehillim to a random place and read the chapter that it had opened to.

The chapter she read was perek 43, and the passuk that caught her attention was: (Hebrew and English courtesy of Machon Mamre)

א  שָׁפְטֵנִי אֱלֹהִים, וְרִיבָה רִיבִי--    מִגּוֹי לֹא-חָסִיד;
מֵאִישׁ מִרְמָה וְעַוְלָה    תְפַלְּטֵנִי.
1 Be Thou my judge, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; {N}
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

The fact that she saw her name in the passuk, and with the request to "deliver me form the deceitful and unjust man" was too much for her. She saw this as a sign and knew she had to break it off. (source: Kikar)

3 comments:

  1. Would have posted this if you hadn't. I like the story.

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  2. I dont own it. you can post on it too

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  3. Why would someone going to marry an Arab ask for a bracha from the Rebbetzin? Maybe she was hoping to get convinced to call it off? The advice to read Tehillim was a good idea to make her think twice and by luck it worked. Why will people insist on turning everyday incidents into miracles?

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