Over 300 shluchim attended a special Yom Iyun learning the ins and outs necessary to officiate a wedding properly. Chief Rabbi Dovid Lau led the main session.
Photos: Mendy Kurant
Over 300 shluchim-rabbanim attended a special Yom Iyun – the central conference for those who officiate at chuppos v’kiddushin, which is hosted by Machon Lemaan Yilmedu in Eretz Yisrael.
Opening remarks at the Yom Iyun were delivered by the director of Lemaan Yilmedu, Rabbi Yisrael Mel in which he laid out the details of the packed program.
Rabbi Yochanan Gurary, Chief Rabbi of Holon and member of the Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad, who has been involved for years with the important project of the study of chuppa and kiddushin and preparing young men and shluchim for tests given by the chief rabbinate, opened the first session with an informative talk on the subject of seder ha’chuppa and questions that arise.
Rabbi Pinchas Altheus, director of the marriage bureau of the rabbanut of Holon, with his years of experience in chuppa and kiddushin, provided professional guidance on getting acquainted with couples and registering them, the chuppa process and more.
During lunch, participants watched a video sent by Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, the Rishon L’Tziyon and president of the Moetzes Ha’Rabbanut Ha’Rashit. Rabbi Yosef blessed the rabbanim with siyata dishmaya in everything they do clarified important halachos in the writing of a kesuba and conducting chuppa v’kiddushin, the witnesses, etc.
Chief Rabbi David Lau led the main session on the subject of chuppa v’kiddushin, having many years of experience in this sensitive area.
The Yom Iyun is part of the Torah revolution of Machon Lemaan Yilmedu around the world as it makes the world of halacha accessible to the public, with an emphasis on practical halacha. This conference followed a course on Siddur Chuppa v’Kiddushin for rabbanim and shluchim.
For information about learning tracks at Lemaan Yilmedu in English: https://www.lemaanyilmedu.com/product/chuppa-and-kiddushin