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Soulmates Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s Wedding Torahs INTRODUCTION

 

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 Gd, 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 Gd’s help, every wedding will soon be a “Shlomo wedding.”

                             Zivi Ritchie

 


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.

 




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Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”