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I clicked on this link thinking it was a thread about Trump. I see that it’s actually more about Uncle moishy. To bring the topic back to its title, who thinks Trump will get his wall?
Please tell me you bought her the shot glass that says “take a shot for harambe, he took one for you”
Not really a Shidduch story but it’s funny
My wife recently overheard her two youger brothers talking about buying bb guns, one is 9 the other is 13, at some point the 9 year old looks at the 13 year old and very seriously asks “But who’s going to want to marry you if you have a bb gun?”
This might not count as a shidduch story but it’s funny
Many years ago in a shtetel somewhere in Europe, there was a girl named zissel who unlike most girls behaved in a very immodest way and openly flirted with bocherim.
There were two bocherim that fell for her flirting and bird for her hand in marriage, zissel wasn’t the type to ask advice from a Rov, but in this case she did, sincerely or disingenuously she approached the Rov and asked “Rabbi, there are two bocherim who want to marry me, Chatzkel and Berish, tell me Rabbi which one is the lucky one which one will marry me?”.
The Rov replies, “zissel, I will be very honest with you, Berish is the one who will marry you but Chatzkel is the lucky one…”
Probably not, I am very careful only to post things that I know she doesn’t mind me saying
Not as of yet, she might join, I’ll have to ask her
Yes boruch Hashem I am engaged, I feel very fortunate to have been blessed as I was that I found my bashert relatively easily, I also had the additional blessing that my kallah was redt to me Wednesday night lag beomer the yom hilula (yarzeit) of rabi shimon bar yochai, I firmly believe that believe that rabi shimon bar yochai blessed me with Hatzlacha.
if I can make a recommendation, something I did throughout dating which I believed also helped, before every date I wrote a kvittel (a note) requesting brochos that I should have Hatzlacha, I addressed them to a certain gadol and brought them to his kever, in my case I bright them right before I got engaged, I’m not suggesting to run to the kever before every date, just write a note and at some point when you’re able to make it to the kever bring all the notes.
My heart and Prayers go out for all of you out there who still need to find your bashert.
I don’t have any really funny dating stories personally, the worst that happened to me was getting lost in central park.
I took a girl to central park, my plan was to walk through central park from top to bottom (the top being the side further from Brooklyn, it’s the top when looking at a map) I don’t have the best sense of direction but I figured that we could stay on paths closer to 5th ave then exit on e 61st there’s a very fancy hotel. While walking through the park trying to stay close to 5th ave we found ourselves walking on dirt paths which made me feel bad because she was wearing fancy shoes, so we looked for paved paths and before we knew it we were lost, this is evening time, not many people around and it’s getting very dark… Later that night in the hotel I proposed and we’re engaged.
Truth be told I did handle the situation very calmly, we asked for directions, followed them and made it out of the park
Sparky – I do understand people who don’t want to get married right away. When I said that people should want to get married sooner I was only stating my own opinion, I base it off my understanding of torah but it’s only my opinion nonetheless, so anyone can disagree with it.
I didn’t realize and probably still don’t realize what you’re going through, I therefore apologize if I offended you, I sincerely wish you Hatzlacha Rabbah in finding your bashert very very soon.
Sparkly you definitely have the right approach to marriage, it’s what hashem expects of us (Bereishis 2:24) and people should be eager to get married. You have my blessing to get married soon, “The blessing of a simpleton should not be taken lightly in your eyes” (Berachos daf 7 amud 2)
I need to hold my title of boki beshas 😉
This isn’t quiet a shidduch story but it’s cute.
To preface, chabad have a minhag that when a guy and girl decide to get engaged they go to get resting place of the last chabad Rebbe zatzal before announcing the engagement, I think they go, say some tehillim by the kever, then announce the engagement
There is a chabad couple in kiruv, living out in the middle of nowhere, by a Shabbos meal their young daughter says a dvar torah and in it mentions the word cemetery. One of the guests curiously asks her “do you know what a cemetery is?”, the little girl says “yes, it’s a place where people who passed away are buried, and where people go to get engaged”
I personally know this couple although I did not hear this story from them
Gedolei Yisroel were usually not pro younger siblings waiting for their older siblings, at least not too wait too long. One gadol would always says that the younger sibling should get permission (verbal or written) from the older sibling and if they didn’t give permission they should be explained that allowing the younger sibling to go ahead is a segula for them to find their bashert
I went ahead of my older sister but I got verbal consent from her before doing so
The following is a brilliant shidduch joke
A shadchan goes to see a poor man and says, “I want to arrange a marriage for your son.”
The poor man replies, “I never interfere in my son’s life.”
The shadchan responds, “But the girl is Lord Rothschild’s daughter.”
“Well, in that case…”
Next, the shadchan approaches Lord Rothschild. “I have a husband for your daughter.”
“But my daughter is too young to marry.”
“But this young man is already a vice president of the World Bank.”
“Ah, in that case…”
Finally, the shadchan goes to see the president of the World Bank.
“I have a young man to recommend to you as a vice president.”
“But I already have more vice presidents than I need.”
“But this young man is Lord Rothschild’s son-in-law.”
“Ah, in that case….”
I only wish all shadchonim were that smart
I’ve actually done prison visitations for alef, and I told a girl about it on our first date, it takes minimal common sense to talk about in a way that doesn’t freak people out. Being sent by a well established organization to do kiruv isn’t scary even if it’s for prisoners
There was one a bocher who arranged to go on a date but he had find out of town to bust Jewish prisoners for an organization called Alef (it’s an organization that takes care of Jewish prisoners, that they get kosher food, tefillin, stuff for Shabbos and yom tov, they also send out bocherim to visit prisoners to either help them with minyanim on yom tov, to learn with them, or just to do kiruv). Obviously the bocher arranged the date giving himself enough time to get back and get ready but the prison went on lockdown do he couldn’t leave and didn’t know how long it would take, he informed his parents and they called up the girl to inform her “he wouldn’t make it… he’s in prison… we’re trying to get him out… he should be out by the night….”
This is probably not a true story but it’s funny
A bocher goes on a date, the girl notices that his pockets are bulging, he sits down, pulls out of one pocket an oily piece of kugel, puts it down in front of himself “one for me”, then pulls out of the second pocket another piece of kugel and hands it to the girl, “one for you”, the girl isn’t impressed and the declines the piece of kugel, the bocher smiles “yay, more for me”