My Rebbe, Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach, ZT”L, traveled throughout the world inspiring and uplifting everyone he met with his songs, Chassidic teachings and stories. He put life into Judaism, into the prayers, and into doing the mitzvot. Today there are minyans all over the world where the prayers are sung to Rebbe Shlomo’s melodies.
Some of the highest moments spent with Rebbe Shlomo were at his weddings. When he would preform a wedding, he would spend hours teaching what a Jewish wedding really is. He changed the wedding from a social gathering into the highest spiritual experience. Everyone would listen, spellbound, to his Chassidic parables, songs, and teachings, which made them laugh, cry and sing at the same time.
Thank Gd, many of Rebbe Shlomo’s weddings were recorded. This booklet contains a few of his unique insights into the holiness of love, weddings and marriage.
This booklet is being published for all the young couples in the world who want their wedding to have a taste of Paradise. I remember that the first thing Rebbe Shlomo’s young Chassidim thought when we heard that Rebbe Shlomo passed away was, “Who is going to do our wedding?” I know that Rebbe Shlomo will be at all of our weddings, but it is up to us to bring his teachings, songs, and stories to life.
With Gd’s help, every wedding will soon be a “Shlomo wedding.”
Why do they call out in Heaven who your soulmate is forty days before you are born? Only Gd knows whom you should marry. No one else knows. Gd shines into your heart who you should marry.