After studying the halachos of chupa v’kiddushin for the better part of a year, the Beis Medrash L’shlichus V’rabbanus of Boston is preparing for a unique event: A mass Jewish wedding for couples who never had a chupa.
By Anash.org reporter
A unique event is being planned for the conclusion of the first year at Boston’s newly established Beis Medrash L’shlichus V’rabbanus.
The Beis Medrash was formed following the stabbing attack in the summer of 5781, when shliach Rabbi Shlomo Noginsky was attacked at the entrance to the school. In response to the eight stabs he received, the shluchim pledged to bring eight bochurim to study and help build the community.
With the stated goal to help the students study the halachos necessary to head a community as a shliach or a community rabbi, the Beis Medrash focuses on halacha and its practical application in leading a community.
Recently, the Beis Midrash hosted Rabbi Shneor Zalman Yaroslavsky, who tested the bochurim students on the laws of basar b’cholav. The talmidim had finished studying the material recently, with the guidance of Rabbi Noginsky.
Rabbi Yaroslavsky also used the opportunity to speak for the students at the local Shaloh House school, under the direction shliach Rabbi Dan Rodkin. Rabbi Yaroslavsky spoke about the special zchus to be part of ‘Tzivos Hashem’ and thespecial power of Jewish children.
The bochurim also enjoyed the visit of Rabbi Eliyahu Bar Shalom, Chief Rabbi of Bat Yam. Rabbi Bar Shalom delivered a course on chupa v’kidushin, to train the bochuirm to be able to properly preside over a wedding.
At the conclusion of the study, a unique and touching ceremony will be held in Boston: A mass Jewish wedding ceremony for couples who had never had a proper chupa.
The program is currently still accepting new students to join for those who are interested in combining their learning with practical study and shlichus in the community as well. Alternatively, there is also an option to just join only the course on chupa v’kidushin.