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Eternal Joy: Volume II — Engagement and Marriage

Length: 190 pages2 hours


In the annals of Jewish history, no one individual has been turned to for advice on so many matters great and small and by so diverse a populace, as has the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The more crucial the issue, the more people felt the need to garner wisdom, counsel and blessing from that one individual who loved each and every Jew with every fiber of his being, unconditionally.

It should therefore come as no surprise that with regard to so critical an issue as finding one’s mate, finding a shidduch, there is a plethora of responses from the Rebbe, offering guidance and instruction to people who turned to him during this crucial period in their lives, or in the lives of their loved ones.

By means of his voluminous correspondence, his answers through his secretariat, and public pronouncements during farbrengens — chassidic gatherings — and the like, the Rebbe addressed with fatherly love and scholarly wisdom a vast range of human concerns relating to shidduchim.

Eternal Joy assembles these warm and thought-provoking pearls of the Rebbe’s wisdom in one book. The Rebbe’s approach to successfully building “a faithful edifice in Israel,” a marriage of “eternal joy,” is now accessible to all.

Some Thoughts on Marriage
The “Vort” or “LeChayim” — Celebrating the Engagement
Gifts to Kallah and Chassan — What to Give and What Not to Give
The Date, Timing and Location of the Wedding
Comportment of Chassan and Kallah During Time of Engagement
Preparations of Chassan and Kallah for Marriage
Preparations of the Chassan for Marriage
Preparations of the Kallah for Marriage
Preparations of Parents for Their Children’s Marriage
Should Problems Arise After the Engagement
Wedding Preparations
The Week of the Wedding
The Wedding Day
The Kabbalas Panim and Chuppah
The Wedding Celebration

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