Thursday, August 22, 2002

Celebrating Their Wedding In Style

Avraham Moshe and Chavi Adamkar, of London, decided to spend the happiest day of their lives making others happy. They were married Monday morning in a modest ceremony in the Jerusalem Rabbinate, and then surprised 600 needy people - who usually come daily to the Meir Panim Soup Kitchen for a free hot meal - by celebrating their wedding feast with them.

Yediot Acharonot welfare reporter David Regev reports that the Adamkars turned the modest lunchroom into a wedding hall for a day, with white tablecloths, fancy dishes and silverware, a sumptuous feast, and a band playing music. "The atmosphere was festive," reported Regev, "and the many guests who celebrated with the bride and groom forgot their troubles for a short while..."

"Our purpose was to give some joy to people who don't have much," the happy bridegroom said. "We fulfilled the mitzvah [Torah commandment] of making a meal for poor people on the wedding day." His new wife agreed: "I'm thrilled that we were able to bring so much joy to needy people on our wedding day."