January 28, 2010 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #591170FFB-BTMember
Has anyone ever heard of this? I am told it is a Chasidishe Minhag where the Chosson dances with the kallah via a gartel the night before the wedding. I am not asking for pros or cons just for an explanation if anyone knows …January 28, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #673617FFB-BTMember
Is it appropriate for sons-in-laws to attend? i.e. would he have to?January 28, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm #673618smartcookieMember
Oomis- the kallahs face gets covered of courseJanuary 29, 2010 4:45 am at 4:45 am #673619oomisParticipant
It’s interesting, but I have never ever heard of it, and I have many friends from chassidishe families. Is it a particular chassidic group?January 29, 2010 6:02 am at 6:02 am #673620YW Moderator-77Member
most people follow the minhag of the chosson and kallah not seeing each other for a week before the wedding.
A friend told me her father-in-law (a photographer) used to love to work at Sephardi weddings because they didn’t have that minhag and he could get all the formal pictures done in advance.January 29, 2010 8:07 am at 8:07 am #673621PosterMember
It is Rebbish. The Rebbe dances Mitzvah Tanz. I have heard of this but have never attended any. It’s only for close family, usually done in a house.January 29, 2010 9:34 am at 9:34 am #673622shlomozalmanMember
Never heard of it, sounds like a very nice minhag.
The German Jews had (some still have) a minhag that the chosson and kallah meet the morning of the wedding, with the chosson and kallah walking down an aisle holding hands or arms to sit under a canopy. Known as “Chuppah de Mein”, it is written up extensively in the wonderful series “Shorshei Minhag Ashkenaz”January 29, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #673623j.o.c.r.Member
the minhag “chussun muhl” originated from fact that by the rebbishe einiklach, the chosson kalla would get engaged when they were children,and they wouldn’t be married till teenage years.therefore,since a long time had elapsed inbetween the engagement and the wedding,it was necessary that the chosson should see the kallah before the wedding.
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