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May 31, 2012

Picture Of The Day

Picture Of The Day




this is the picture of the chuppa at a recent wedding among the extremist "kat ha'shalim" (veiled ladies' cult). The current trend among them and some other extremist people is to have a mechitza under the chuppa. When the groom needs to place the ring on his bride's finger, she sticks her finger through the cloth partition.

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23 comments:

  1. They are absolutely Reform Jews - making up things which were never done before. That is why there is an emphasis on mesorah in Judaism.

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  2. Brings new meaning to the urban legend about the hole in the sheet.

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    1. More likely a sheet without a hole....

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    2. Yea the hole would be totally unacceptable, In truth I expect they sleep in different rooms and send smoke signals or something. OK its official I can't make up anything sillier than it already is.

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    3. I was gonna say the same. I think this would be a worthy Darwin Award - these people should not be allowed to reproduce.

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  3. I wonder what would happen if someone pulled a "Lavan" on them, and switch leah for Rochel? alot can happen between the bedeken and the ring!

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    1. How would they know? She is wearing a burka

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    2. Why would they care? She never takes her burka off.

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    3. The real punchline would be if the husband didn't figure out the switch until after 5 years of marriage.

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  4. there is now an article up describing more crazy aspects of the wedding.. http://www.bhol.co.il/Article.aspx?id=41345

    maybe I will translate it later, maybe not

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  5. maybe I will translate it later, maybe not

    Don't worry, Rafi! Here it is:



    The “shawl” craze has now reached weddings, as guests at a Bnei Brak wedding found out a few days ago. A wedding was held a few days ago at one of the halls in that town by one of the families caught up in the “shawl” craze whereby its womenfolk cover themselves up completely from head to toe.
    A design company arrived at the hall a few hours before this particular by invitation only wedding and prepared what can only be described as a “Shawl” chupa. In accordance with the family’s wishes, the designers arranged the hall so that there would not be the slightest possibility for eye contact between the genders.
    This division was so absolute that the waiters were forced to carry the food into a special zone set up near the women-only area; female guests then volunteered to bring the food into the hall – after they had ascertained that any waiters had left. “This seemed a very complicated situation”, said one of the guests. Even the (male) photographer was only able to operate in the male part of the hall, with no video or still photography being done in the female-only area.
    But the cherry on the top at this wedding was a mechitzah between the groom and the men on the one side, and the bride and the women – under the chupa.
    According to one of the guests this is the way it worked: the celebrant rabbi stood on the male side, opened the dividing curtain and ascertained that the bride was indeed in place, and then conducted the wedding ceremony. At the moment the ring was to be given the heavy curtain was opened slightly and the happy husband placed the ring on what was said to be the wife, and the curtain was closed.
    “This was certainly an interesting and unusual wedding. It was obvious that huge quantities of cloth were used”, said the visitor.

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  6. A mehitza under the huppa? I'd think it was a bad joke if I didn't know better. That was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard.... until I read the whole article (thanks for the link BTW).

    the waiters (who I guess were men), had to leave the food in a specially designated area near the women's section, which was not visible from either the men's of women's section. Only once the waiters had left would the women emerge to retrieve the food and bring it to the women's side.

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  7. "It was obvious that huge quantities of cloth were used"

    Ah, now the truth comes out. Since the skirts of women in flatbush and Boro Park have become so short the Shmata industry cooked this whole Burqa fad to sell more goods. Brilliant!

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  8. Reminds me of the Joke about "separate Yichud rooms" (although I wonder how they had a Yicchud room at this wedding.

    The scary thing is that within a few years we will be told that this is they way that things have always been done and anyone who doesn't have a Mechitza under the Chuppa is no longer considered a G-d fearing Jew.

    We will also be told that in the Shtetl this was the norm, and books will be republished without any pictures or stories that include weddings where the Bride and Groom stood together under the Chupa.

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  9. "Monkeys is the craziest people!" [From a 1940s radio show or movie my mother once told me about].

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  10. These people are nuts and are not part of my religion (Judaism) anymore.

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  11. It may be a she'eila whether Sheva Berachot may be recited.

    Can one really say משמח החתן עם הכלה?

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  12. LOL Yak.

    I was just thinking Moshe Rabbeinu wouldn't have grown up Jewish by them, since the women only nurse their female babies. The whole thing is so sad.

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    1. Is that really true? The gemara says that a woman is required to nurse her son. Besides being absolutely ridiculous, if they think that for a woman to nurse her son is prohibited they are simply heretics.

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  13. How did the kallah circle around the chassan? (Don't ask me why I wonder about these details)

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  14. What about the edim (witnesses)?

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    1. If this actually occurred, the entire wedding was an halachic sham. Shelley, Yitz and Neshama, you are on point.
      This is not a 'religious' event, it is a transaction! Both parties must be witnessed- not just 'a finger'!
      Hashem doesn't care or need your brachot under the chuppah (that's right! We are the ones who need them!), but the law DEMANDS that the husband support his wife, up to and including giving her the shirt off his back (if, heaven forbid, it is the only shirt they own)!!!

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