Tuesday, June 26, 2012
BH the other day I was at a chasidishe wedding, and the music and atmosphere was kind of lame - although they told me that it was going to get better. So I came to the realization that there are 3 levels in the rejoicing at Jewish weddings. By the regular orthodox Jews there is often great rejoicing and dancing - unfortunately this extra excitement is like the excitement of going to a concert or a ball game (C"V). By chasidim, who B"H have some embarrassment to get excited about such things, they are kind of caught in the middle - they do their best to be excited by the occasion of the marriage but they are limited in how much they excitement they can conjure. By the Nanach, B"H there is awesome excitement - this is pure holy excitement of the event of two souls binding together to establish a new house in Israel.