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Nachman & Miriam Zakon

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012



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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