Miracle as Crowd Emerges Unscathed After Bleachers Collapse at Wedding of Pupa Rebbe’s Grandson


pupa-rebbeDuring the wedding of the oldest grandson of the Pupa Rebbe last night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the bleachers at the main Pupa Bais Medrash fell through, but miraculously no one was  injured.

The chosson is a son of Rav Meir Greenwald, the dayan of the Pupa kehillah and the oldest son of the Pupa Rebbe. The kallah is a daughter of Rav Meshulem Feish Ginsberg, the Chuster Rov.

Being the first wedding of a grandchild of the Pupa Rebbe, a very large crowd of Pupa Chassidim were in attendance when the bleachers packed with chassidim at the bais medrash on Wythe Street collapsed.

“It was a miracle that only a few Chassidim needed minor medical attention. It was an absolute neis,” said one chossid.

{Yossi Schneider-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This may be a very naive question, but surely places of worship, including batei midrash, are licensed by the local authority for occupation by a certain number of people at any one time?

    Similarly, doesn’t the architect of a building have to allow for certain stresses and weights on a floor?

  2. When you mean “for example,” use e.g. It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia. When you mean “that is,” use “i.e.”

  3. Looking at this incident as well as another recent one in Lakewood, maybe it’s time to adopt a more rigorous ‘dancing standard’ – taking into account the additional pounds of pressure per square foot generated during dancing.
    Baruch Hashem no one was hurt!
    Mazal tov!

  4. This past summer I attended a chasuna at The Atrium in Monsey, and the floor shook “something fierce” during the dancing. Yes, it was a large crowd, but I was extremely nervous…..

  5. it should say that no one was “seriously” injired , my shver was there and he bruised his left elbow when a bochur fell into him and he could hardley put on his tefilin shel yad this morning.