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Your Love Letter   Listen Kallah, can you imagine what kind of love letters Avraham is writing to Sara?  I don’t know where they are, you know, but I can give you a little hint.  They are written right here on this paper [the Ketubah].  Because this is the love letter that a Jewish man […] Continue reading


  Children Need You   Chosson and Kallah, I bless you….  Maybe some people bless you that you should always sleep at night.  I bless you that you should always be woken up by your children at night.  And I bless you that whenever your children are crying, you should say, “Master of the world, […] Continue reading


  There is Only One Truth   The truth is always one, right?  Only when you get into lying, does everybody say something else.  So imagine if there would be one ounce of truth in the world, then there would be peace in the world.  And the closeness between a husband and a wife depends […] Continue reading


  Receiving from the Heart   I want you to know something, Chosson: I’m sure you want to marry her, but I want you to summon your whole ratson [will].  Mamash, I want you to want it, to want it, to want it, to want it, to want it in the deepest, deepest, mamash the […] Continue reading


Walking to the Chuppah   The bride should walk to the chuppah slowly, but I bless you that this walking to the chuppah should give you strength so that in the middle of the night when your children are crying, you should walk so fast, you jump!  And I bless you, whenever your children are […] Continue reading


It is one thing to be good, and another thing to have a taste of goodness.  It’s one thing to be happy, and another thing to taste joy.  A lot of people don’t mind dancing a little bit, hopping around a little, but do you taste your own joy?   Have you ever been at […] Continue reading


  Opening the Gates   Mazal tov, Holy Chosson.  Mazal tov, Holy Kallah.  I bless you to open gates for all of Israel.   Right now you are mamash standing by the gates.  And the Ribbono Shel Olam is opening the gates for both of you.  The beginning of the chuppah is that the Chosson […] Continue reading


Heavenly Bank Account   Gd has a lot for you in your bank account, but sometimes you forget to go to the teller and pick it up.  When you lift the handkerchief, it’s your chance to go to Gd’s bank and say, “Master of the world, whatever You have for me and my holy bride, […] Continue reading


“Mazal Tov!” Mazal Tov means that everything you do, from now on, should be at the right moment in the right place.  Imagine if Rothschild told me, I’m ready to give you two million dollars.   I go to his office, and they tell me he just left this morning for Hong Kong.  Gevalt!  I don’t […] Continue reading


The chuppah [wedding ceremony]… When you write the kesuba [the marriage contract], it’s between the bride and the groom.  The tenaim, the engagement, is not between the bride and the groom.  It’s between the people who are standing behind the bride.  It’s like the bride and groom are not there.  Because the wedding is mamash […] Continue reading



Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

How do you know which part of the service the congregation has reached? It’s very simple – if one third of the congregation is outside then they are davening (praying); if half the congregation is outside then they’re reading the Torah (Bible). Ah, but if everyone is outside then the Rabbi must be giving a speech!