Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Day Late To Her Sister's Wedding....

Our cousin Estee got married tonight.
It might be interesting enough to note that Estee's sister is married to her chosson's brother.
Two sisters marrying two brothers.
That alone is an unusual (though not unheard of) occurrence.

What I thought was more unusual was that even though I had a very enjoyable conversation with Estee's oldest sister Sara at the wedding, she was in fact a DAY LATE to the affair. You see, Sara recently moved to Australia and she celebrated the entire simcha (chuppah, dancing, socializing with the guests, you name it...) via Skype. Only she was celebrating it - albeit LIVE - a day after the wedding... it was tomorrow over there. The world is an amazing place....

Mazel Tov to all!

8 comments:

tembow said...

Were you at the wedding? I should've gone so I could meet you :)

G6 said...

tembow -
I'm all for blogger meetups.
Any day, any time.
Or just come for dinner ;)

WAdsworth3 said...

But was it a separate seating affair? How were the rolls on the women's side?

Rivki said...

mazel tov. Technology is really amazing sometimes. When it works, that is.

Frayda said...

I just found this link through Bad for Shidduchim's blog.
http://www.sichosinenglish.org/books/eternal-joy-1/15.htm

It mentions that if two brothers marry two sisters, it is preferable that they live in different cities.

G6 said...

Frayda -

While the link you provided is very interesting, it must be noted that this psak is not universal.

It was very common in Germany and other locales for brothers to marry sisters and continue living in the same city.

Anonymous said...

It is actually mentioned in the Tzavoas Rebbi Yehuda Hachossid, that two brothers should NOT marry two sisters. The reason that it wasn't kept in Germany was that at the end of the Tzavooh we find that it was written for his family, not for non-descendants.

Mrs. S. said...

It happened in my very Lithuanian family as well.

BTW, there's an old joke which says that it's a shame that R' Yehudah HaChassid didn't think to include the Asseret HaDibrot in his tzava'ah. Because if he had, people would have kept them meticulously...:-)

In any event, both the Noda B'Yehudah and the Chasam Sofer (among others) explicitly held that the tzava'ah only applies to R’ Yehudah HaChassid’s descendants.