Unique Teshuros and Hungarian Songs at London Wedding

The London wedding of Laizer Oberlander of Budapest, and Mussie Itzinger of London, featured two unique teshura mementos and historic Jewish songs in Hungarian.

By Anash.org reporter

Two teshuros, Hungarian flags, and a lot of simcha.

On Wednesday evening, the wedding of Laizer Oberlander of Budapest, Hungary and Mussie Itzinger of London, England, took place in London. A large crowd of family and friends, including prominent individuals from the Jewish community in London and even a delegation from Hungary, gathered to celebrate the occasion.

Among the distinguished guests were the renowned London rabbis, Rabbi Moshe Menachem Weiss of the Satmar community, and Rabbi Levi Sudak and Dayan Levi Yitzchak Raskin from the local Lubavitch community. Several esteemed guests also attended, including Rabbi Moshe Lazar, longtime shliach to Milan, Italy and grandfather of the chosson; Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs, Chief Rabbi of Holland, and Rabbi Tzvi Telzner, rov of the Chabad community in Melbourne. Mr. Ferenc Kumin, the Ambassador of Hungary to England, also participated in the festivities.

The chosson’s father, Rabbi Baruch Oberlander, Av Beis Din of Budapest and Head Shliach to Hungary, published two significant works in honor of the wedding.

The first publication is a collection of Halachic Responsa titled Sha’alos Uteshovos Amar Rav”a – Teshuvos Ketzaros – Volume One, which contains nearly 200 responses to halachic queries. They were authored during his role as rov in Budapest, responding to questions from around the country and beyond.

The second teshura distributed was a booklet of addendums to JEM’s ‘Early Years’ book. In the introduction to this work, Rabbi Oberlander writes:

“Over the years, I have had the privilege of collecting and publishing many documents about the Rebbe’s early years. From these materials, we published the book ‘The Early Years’ Volume 1, which covers the years of 5662-5689, in 5781, in collaboration with Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin and edited by Rabbi Levi Greisman. Volume two, which covers the Berlin years of 5690 – 5693, and volume 3, which covers the years of 5693 – 5701, are already in progress.”

In addition to the unique teshuros, the wedding also featured a display of proud Hungarian heritage, with many a Hungarian flag, and the singing of ‘Sol a Kokosh Mar,’ an age-old Jewish song in Hungarian about the golus and geulah.

Download the Addendum to ‘Early Years’ here.
Download the forward and table of contents for Shu”t Amar Rav”a here.


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