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Once Upon a Time

Nachman & Miriam Zakon

Awesome, fascinating, absolutely amazing, and just plain interesting events that happened in Tishrei.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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The First Shadchan

One of the most successful matches ever made was between a great tzaddik with excellent yichus and a young lady with stellar middos — whose brother happened to be extremely wicked! It was made by the very first shadchan ever: Eliezer, Avraham Avinu’s devoted servant.

It was on the 15th of Tishrei, 2,088 years after the creation of the world that Eliezer was sent out on his mission to find a wife for Yitzchak. All of us — you, me, and everyone reading these words — the entire Jewish nation — came from that first shidduch.

Just goes to show that even someone who may not seem to be from the best background can find a good shidduch. It was definitely a match made in Heaven!

 

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